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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
The case against a venerable pregnancy treatment
The medical ordeal no one wants to talk about
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…