A Treatise on the Management of Pregnant and Lying-In Women
A Treatise on the Management of Pregnant and Lying-In Women

A Treatise on the Management of Pregnant and Lying-In Women

WHITE, Charles

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Title continues: "and the Means of Curing, But More Especially of Preventing the Principal Disorders to which they are liable. Together with some New Directions concerning the Delivery of the Child and Placenta in Natural Births." Charles White (1728-1813) made significant contributions to the field of obstetrics. He recommended that women should give birth naturally, and that the delivery should not be assisted until the baby's shoulders had been expelled. He also advised mothers to get out of bed as soon as possible after giving birth, and strongly advocated cleanliness and ventilation. Stating the importance of uterine drainage, he placed his patients in a sitting position shortly after delivery, using a special bed and chair. One of the first contributions after Hippocrates to the problem of puerperal fever. G&M 6270

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Charles Dilly
  • Edition: Third edition, revised and enlarged
  • Date Published: 1785
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xix, 475 p. 22 cm. 2 b&w figures opposite p. 460. Rebound in full leather. Title page has ink signature at top and chipped bottom corner. Some thumbing to first pages. Spots pp. 24-41 and occasionally elsewhere, as around illustration pages at rear. Paper repair to margin p. 335.