Sign in to access Harper’s Magazine
Need to create a login? Want to change your email address or password? Forgot your password?
Locked out of your account? Get help here.
Subscribers can find additional help here.
Not a subscriber? Subscribe today!
Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
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…