Midwives in Early Modern Europe

Midwives in Early Modern Europe

Lindsay Dial, Jessica Hauger, Tom Robisheaux


Type: Lab

Lindsay's project focuses on the work of midwives in early modern Europe and the way that they were treated in the medical literature of the time. It aims to address gaps in the existing scholarship of this topic, namely how midwives are defined in research and the aforementioned treatment of them in the contemporary medical literature. She worked with primary sources from different areas in Europe, primarily France, England, and Germany, as well as secondary sources on the topic. Going forward, Lindsay would like to write a paper on the research I did this semester and expand my research to include more information.

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