A Midwife's Tale
The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
Drawing on the diaries of a midwife and healer in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier.
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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, December 2010
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