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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
It shouldn’t take a village: on giving birth as a black woman in America Read More
Giving birth as a black woman in America
The hospital room in which I recovered from my caesarean section was as cold and ugly as any hospital room anywhere, but because it was high on a hill in…
From Observations in Midwifery, by the English physician Percival Willughby, written around 1670 and published in 1863. One of two known copies of the book, which Willughby wrote “to inform…
Keeping tabs on newborn babes