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François Mauriceau - bibliography

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French obstetrician, born 1637, Paris; died October 17, 1709.


  • Traité des maladies des femmes grosses et accouchées.
    Paris, chez l'auteur, 1668.
    This book established obstetrics as a science.
    2nd and following editions entitled:
  • Traité des maladies des femmes grosses, et de celles qui sont nouvellement accouchées. Paris 1668.
    Translated into English by Hugh Chamberlen (ca. 1630-1720) in London, 1673, 1681, 1683, 1716, 1717). German translations in Basel, 1680; Nürnburg, 1681; Strassburg, 1732). Italian, Genoa, 1727; Dutch, P. Clamper, Amsterdam, 1759; Latin, Paris, 1861.
  • Observations sur la grossesse et l’accouchement des femmes et sur leur maladies, et celles des enfans nouveau-nés.
    Paris, 1695, 1715, 1721, 1728, 1738.
    German translation by Martin Schurig (1656-1733), Dresden, 1709.
  • Dernières observations sur les maladies des femmes grosses et accouchées. Paris, 1708, 1715, 1728.
  • Aphorismes touchant la grossesse, l’accouchement, les maladies et les autres indispositions des femmes.
    Paris, 1694. Amsterdam 1700 (with Dutch and French texts). German Translation by J. Timm, Leipzig, 1733.
  • Justine [Dittrichin] Siegmundin (1650-1705):
    Die Chur-Brandenburgische Hoff-Wehe-Mutter.
    Cölln an der Spree, U. Liebperten, 1690.
    With Mauriceau, Justine Siegmundin was responsible for introducing the practice of puncturing the amniotic sac to arrest haemorrhage in placenta praevia. She was midwife to the Court of the Elector of Brandenburg, and the most celebrated of the German midwives of the 17th century.

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