Soranus' Gynecology

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JHU Press, 1956 - History - 258 pages
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Including a section on infant care, Soranus' Gynecology represents ancient gynecological and obstetrical practice at its height. An introduction and notes by Temkin provide insight into the work's historical and scientific background.

 

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I was hoping for more pictures. With all this vajazzling and whatnot that goes on these days, I was hoping to see things how they really used to be. though after looking at the book, I see that the progress women have made with their vaginas is quite welcome.

Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
xvii
SORANUS GYNECOLOGY
xxx
Into How Many and What Sections the Doctrine of Gynecology
1
What Are the Signs of Conception?
42
What Are the Signs According to the Ancients Whether the Fetus Is Male or Female?
44
What Care Should Be Given Pregnant Women?
45
On Pica kissa
49
What Is the Care from the Pica till Parturition?
54
How to Cleanse
82
How to Swaddle
84
On Laying the Newborn Down
87
On Food
88
On the Selection of a Wet Nurse
90
On Testing the Milk
94
How to Conduct the Regimen of the Nurse
97
What One Should Do if the Milk Stops or Becomes Spoiled or Thick or Thin
101

What Grows inside the Uterus of the Pregnant Woman?
58
What Are the Signs of Impending Abortion?
61
Whether One Ought to Make Use of Abortives and Con traceptives and How?
62
bOOK II
69
What Must One Prepare for Labor?
70
hi What Must One Do in Delivery ?
72
What Is the Care of the Woman after Labor? missing
76
On the Intumescence of the Breasts
77
On the Care of the Newborn
79
How to Sever the Navel Cord
80
On the Bath and Massage of the Newborn
103
How and When to Give the Newborn the Breast
108
On the Dropping off of the Umbilical Cord
114
xxm On Inflammation of the Tonsils
121
bOOK III
128
book iv
175
ANCIENT NAMES
211
INDEX OF PERSONAL NAMES AND SUbJECTS
245
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Owsei Temkin, M.D. (1902–2002), was William H. Welch Professor of the History of Medicine and director of the Institute of the History of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University. His books include The Falling Sickness: A History of Epilepsy from the Greeks to the Beginnings of Modern Neurology, Soranus' Gynecology (translation), and Hippocrates in a World of Pagans and Christians.

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