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Mother and Child Were Saved: The Memoirs (1693-1740) of the Frisian Midwife

The notebook of the Frisian midwife, Vrouw Schrader, is one of the most exciting books which has come into my hands in recent years. This translation makes this important work available now to the English-speaking audience, although we’ll have to wait a few more years for the rest of Vrouw Schrader’s voluminous writings to be […]

Motherhood and Mental Health

Here’s a book I wish I could make required reading for all criminal prosecutors, lawyers, journalists and legislators in the United States. To be even more thorough, I would add the morally self-righteous, whatever their job description, to the foregoing list. The author is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Birmingham in England. […]