Alison Klairmont Lingo, a UC Berkeley history research associate, recently edited and annotated the 1626 edition of Louise Bourgeois, Midwife to the Queen of France: Diverse Observations, a groundbreaking text by the midwife to Queen Marie of France.
The tome offers fascinating insights into seventeenth century childbirth and neonatal care and the role of women in early medical practice. Lingo will speak about the book and the birth of modern midwifery and obstetrics at the Outdoor Art Club on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 1pm. This event is free and open to the public.
The 411: Alison Klairmont Lingo speaks about the 1626 edition of Louise Bourgeois, Midwife to the Queen of France: Diverse Observations at the Outdoor Art Club, One West Blithedale, on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 1pm. Free. Light refreshments will be served.
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