A midwife's tale : the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary, 1785-1812

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.

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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Tales of Midwives Posted October 1, 2011