A woman seated on a obstetrical chair giving birth aided by a midwife who works beneath her skirts. Woodcut.
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1 print : woodcut ; image 8 x 7 cm
An obstetrical chair. ... Lettering continues: "The obstetrical chair upon which women sat during childbirth is mentioned in the Old Testament. The Greeks occasionally used a special bed or couch for this purpose, but the obstetrical chair continued in general use until the seventeenth century and was often used as late as the nineteenth century. Many different types of chair were designed, but the one shown was reccommended by Eucharius Roslin 1513.
H. Speert, Iconographia gyniatrica - a pictorial history of gynecology and obstetrics, Philadelphia 1973, Ch. 4, p. 88
On the same mount as record numbers 16917 and 16930
Wellcome Collection 16926i
The original is a plate to: E. Roeslin, Rosengarten, 1513
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