Eloesser, Galt & Hemingway

Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: A Manual for Rural Midwives


A rare and well-regarded gem amongst the midwifery community, A Manual for Rural Midwives was written to provide women in poor rural areas a clear guide for carrying and delivering healthy children far from the help of medical establishments.

The primary writer, Leo Eloesser, spent the majority of his adult life dedicated to being of medical service, serving as a notable thoracic surgeon for many years, as well as medical advisor to Frida Kahlo later in life. His work heavily influenced the famed Ina May Gaskin, the woman considered the 'mother' of authentic midwifery and the writer of Spiritual Midwifery.

Coming well stocked with information and imagery detailing the female anatomy, progress and conduct of pregnancy and childbirth, and how best to care for newborns, with specific topics including but not limited to fetal development, labor and delivery, post-partum care, and nutrition in relation to lactation.

Soft cover with black and white illustrations throughout.

Edition: 1973, third English.

Condition: Delicate, due to the paper binding, but in otherwise good shape. One page has some underlining.

Measures ~6"x9".