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Title: "before midnight she had miscarried'': women, men, and miscarriage in early modern England
Authors: Evans, Jennifer
Read, Sara L.
Keywords: Pregnancy
Miscarriage
Men
Women
Fathers
Medicine
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Sage Publications / © The Author(s)
Citation: EVANS, J. and READ, S., 2015. "before midnight she had miscarried'': women, men, and miscarriage in early modern England. Journal of Family History, 40 (1), pp. 3 - 23.
Abstract: Reproduction and childbirth in the early modern era have sometimes been represented as a uniquely feminine experience. Similarly, studies of domestic medicine have in the past overlooked the role that men played in domestic health care practices. This article builds on recent work that resituates men within both of these discourses by considering the ways in which men understood, discussed, and responded to the threat and occurrence of miscarriage in the women they knew. It considers a range of medical literature, spiritual diaries, and letters to illustrate that men were a central feature of many women’s experiences of miscarriage.
Description: This article was published in the serial, Journal of Family History [Sage Publications / © The Author(s)]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0363199014562924.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/0363199014562924
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17516
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0363199014562924
ISSN: 0363-1990
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