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Another early source is a note in the manuscripts of the College of Heralds, written on 12 November, which states simply that she had died in childbed.
Childbed rituals functioned to give women in the early modern period, and beyond, opportunities to transgress the bounds of normally accepted female behaviour, and as such were domains of potential deviance thought to require male regulation and suppression.
99) is inspired by Alexander Gordon, an 18th century doctor in Aberdeen, when the city was in the grip of puerperal fever, or childbed fever.
withstood want, the trembling before the impending childbed and
Many young, healthy women were delivering normal babies and stricken several days later with a malady referred to as puerperal sepsis or childbed fever.
Semmelweiss discovered the basis of childbed fever after observing physicians in his hospital coming from the autopsy room and treating obstetrical patients without washing their hands.
In consequence, householders may become involved in violent assault, even murder, and pregnant women might suffer death in childbed.
She sat nursing her child and her foster child, with a sensual warm pleasure she had not dreamed of, translating her natural physical relief into something holy, God-sent, amends from heaven for what she had suffered in childbed.
Nuland, MD, the author of How We Die and Lost in America, among other books, has now written The Doctors' Plague, a story of Ignac Semmelweis (1818-1865) and his discovery of the cause of childbed fever (19).
Doctors had many suspicions about the cause of the disease they called childbed fever.
The daughter of Catherine gets her mother's name, who dies in childbed, and all figures with combined names are implied to expect similar destinies to their predecessors whose names they bear and whose identities they inescapably assume.
At sea in childbed died she, but brought forth A maid-child, called Marina; who, O goddess, Wears yet thy silver livery (V.
Semmelweis, a resident in Vienna during Beethoven's time, was distressed that one in four women in the care of hospital physicians died in childbirth, of childbed fever.
Among the "disease-centred" histories Irvine Loudon's The Tragedy of Childbed Fever offers a valuable contribution to the study of both of obstetric medicine and germ theory.
The mob," the newspaper claimed, "broke down the doors and literally pulled from their beds the sleeping women, one of whom was in childbed next to a sick husband.