Maidy (n) : A midwife; woman who helps in childbirth Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad & Tobago: On Historical Principles. Lise Winer. 2009.
According to Londa Schiebinger in her book Plants and Empire, “savin (Juniperus sabina) was European women’s abortifacient of choice. “ “Dioscorides knew it as an abortifacient, as did Galen, Avicenna, and Constantinus Africanus. Native to the south of Europe and … Read More
The Parisian Oath of 1587 was typical in forbidding midwives from “ordering or administering any potion, or other kind of medicine to a woman, whether married or unmarried, in order to procure the abortion of their child, on pain of … Read More
The Irregularities and Obstructions to which so many Ladies are subject and from they suffer great Inconvenience calls for a reliable remedy that would correct the system and assist nature in her work. Towle’s Pennyroyal and Steel Pills have proved … Read More
Iran’s state hospitals and clinics are no longer performing vasectomies or giving out contraceptives in an attempt to revive flagging population growth, a senior health official has told state media. Iranian women were now having 1.7 children on average, well … Read More
A dram of powder of dried root of Cuckoo-Pint (and twice as much sugar in the form of licking electuary) taken in wine or other drink, or juice of the berries, or powder of the berries, or wine wherein they … Read More
I’m talking about the midwives all, whose heads are empty as a hall, and through their dreadful negligence, cause babies’ deaths devoid of sense. So thus we see far and about, official murder, there’s no doubt. Ich meyn die Hebammen … Read More
Antidotaria are full recipes with a number of ingredients that usually have a name – such as Aqua Matricariae – and include the ingredients, the purpose, the procedure and extra information. Receptaria are short recipes frequently without a name, with … Read More