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A. Introduction (CT)

An accurate account of the reception history of ancient obstetrics is difficult to come by since crucial aspects of obstetric practice were never recorded or were only mentioned in passing. Until well into modern times, normal childbirth was considered almost exclusively a female domain that gener…

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Schäfer, Alfred and Schäfer, Daniel (Cologne), “Obstetrics”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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