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The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher: Containing his Complete Masterpiece and Family Phy

ISBN13: 9781426464614
ISBN: 1426464614
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Pages: 372
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Complete Edition, With Engravings and Linked Table of Contents.
An excerpt from the chapters:
THE MIDWIFE'S VADE-MECUM

THE MASTERPIECE

On marriage and at what age young men and virgins are capable of it: and why so much desire it. Also, how long men and women are capable of it.

CHAPTER II

How to beget a male or female child; and of the Embryo and perfect Birth; and the fittest time for the copula.

CHAPTER III

The reason why children are like their parents; and that the Mother's imagination contributes thereto; and whether the man or the woman is the cause of the male or female child.

CHAPTER IV

That Man's Soul is not propagated by their parents, but is infused by its Creator, and can neither die nor corrupt. At what time it is infused. Of its immortality and certainty of its resurrection.

CHAPTER V

Of Monsters and Monstrous Births; and the several reasons thereof, according to the opinions of the Ancients. Also, whether the Monsters are endowed with reasonable Souls; and whether the Devils can engender; is here briefly discussed.

CHAPTER VI

Of the happy state of matrimony, as it is appointed by God, the true felicity that rebounds thereby to either sex; and to what end it is ordained.

CHAPTER VII

Of Errors in Marriages; Why they are, and the Injuries caused by them.

CHAPTER VIII

The Opinion of the Learned concerning Children conceived and born within Seven Months; with Arguments upon the Subject to prevent Suspicion of Incontinency, and bitter Contest on that Account. To which are added Rules to Know the Disposition of Man's Body by the Genital Parts.

CHAPTER IX

Of the Green-Sickness in Virgins, with its causes, signs and cures; together with the chief occasions of Barrenness in Women, and the Means to remove the Cause, and render them fruitful.

CHAPTER X

Virginity, what it is, in what it consists, and how vitiated; together with the Opinions of the Learned about the Change of Sex in the Womb, during the Operation of Nature in forming the Body.

CHAPTER XI

Directions and Cautions for Midwives; and, first, what ought to be the qualifications of a midwife.

CHAPTER XII

Further Directions to Midwives, teaching them what they ought to do, and what to avoid.

CHAPTER XIII

The External, and Internal Organs of Generation in Women.

CHAPTER XIV

A description of the Fabric of the Womb, the preparing Vessels and Testicles in Women. Also of the Different and Ejaculatory Vessels.

CHAPTER XV

A Description of the Use and Action of the several Generative Parts in Women.

CHAPTER XVI

Of the Organs of Generation in Man.

CHAPTER XVII

A word of Advice to both Sexes, consisting of several Directions with regard to Copulation.

A PRIVATE LOOKING GLASS FOR THE FEMALE SEX

CHAPTER I

Treating of the several Maladies incident to the womb, with proper remedies for the cure of each.

CHAPTER II

Of the Retention of the Courses.

CHAPTER III

Of Excessive Menstruation.

CHAPTER IV

Of the Weeping of the Womb.

CHAPTER V

The false Courses, or Whites.

CHAPTER VI

The Suffocation of the Mother.

CHAPTER VII

Of the Descending or Falling of the Womb.

CHAPTER VIII

Of the Inflammation of the Womb.

CHAPTER IX

Of Scirrhous Tumours, or Hardness of the Womb.

CHAPTER X

Of Dropsy of the Womb.

CHAPTER XI

Of Moles and False Conceptions.

CHAPTER XII

Of Conception and its Signs, and How a Woman may know whether it be Male or Female.
CHAPTER XIII

Of Untimely Births.

CHAPTER XIV

Directions for Pregnant Women.

CHAPTER XV

Directions for Women when they are taken in Labour, to ensure their safe Delivery, and Directions for Midwives.

CHAPTER XVI

What ought to be done in cases of extremity, especially in women who, in labour, are attacked by a flux of blood, convulsions and fits of wind.

CHAPTER XVII

How child-bearing Women ought to be ordered after Delivery.

CHAPTER XVIII

Acute Pains after Delivery.
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