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Advice to expectant mothers on healthy practices during pregnancy and at the birth. Colour lithograph after O. Gri︠u︡n, 1925.

  • Gri︠u︡n, O., active 1919.
Date
[1925]
Reference
667999i
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Description

Top left, a male doctor gives advice to a pregnant woman in his surgery, deprecating the village woman-healer ("babka")and praising the professional midwife ("akusherka"). Top right, the pregnant woman carries a heavy pail of water along a winding path. Bottom left, a birth room, showing unhygienic practices. Bottom right, a birth room, showing hygienic practices

Publication/Creation

Leningrad (Pr.s Aleksandr. 10) : Izdanie Otdela Okhrany Materinstva i Mladenchestva NKZ, [1925] (Leningrad (Pr.s Aleksandr. 10) : Lit. Goskart Fabr. Narkomfina)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in colours ; image and border 51.2 x 66.1 cm

Lettering

Chto dolzhna znat' kazhdai︠a︡ zhenshchina. ... Khudozhestvenna︠i︠a︡ redak︠︡t︠s︡︠i︠a︡, A.A. Ioffa. O. Gri︠u︡n 1925.

Edition

Tirazh 30.000 eks.

Lettering note

Lettering to top left scene: Ne peĭ spirtnykh napitkov, ne podnimaĭ︠ t︡iazhelogo, pochashche moĭsi︠a︡ i m︠en︡iai bel'e, vo vremi︠a︡ beremennosti pokazhis' neskol'ko raz vrachu ("Do not drink alcoholic drinks. Do not carry heavy loads ...")
Lettering to top right scene: Oteki vo vremi︠a︡ beremennosti-bolezn'. Obrashchaĭsi︠a︡ k vrachu. Doloĭ babku!
Lettering to bottom right scene: Znanie i chistota-zalog zdorov'i︠a︡. Akusherka uchilas' i znaet, kak pravil'no khodit' za mater'︠i︠u︡ i rebenkom. Zovi akusherku. ("Knowledge and hygiene leads to health. The trained midwife knows how to visit the mother and child correctly. Call the midwife")
Lettering to bottom left scene: Rody s babkoĭ chasto koncha︠i︠u︡tsi︠a︡︠ t︡iazheloĭ bolezn'︠i︠u︡ i dazhe smert'︠i︠u︡ materi i rebenka (When the woman is pregnant she should not go the babka (woman folk-healer or "wise woman"), often she ends in heavy pain, even the death of the mother and the baby")
Bears censor's registration number: Leningradskiĭ Gublit No. 10276
Bottom right scene signed on the stone with signature of O. Gri︠u︡n, 1925

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 667999i

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  • Russian


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