Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 33198
Author(s): Courtemanche, Andrée and Steven Bednarski
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Title : "Sadly and with a Bitter Heart": What the Caesarean Section Meant in the Middle Ages
Source: Florilegium , 28., ( 2011):  Pages 33 - 69.
Year of Publication: 2011.

2. Record Number: 28346
Author(s): Constantine the African, ,
Contributor(s): Wallis, Faith, translator
Title : Medicalizing Sex: Constantine the African [Constantine came from North Africa and brought Arabic medical texts with him to Italy. He translated or adapted his book, “On Sexual Intercourse”, from Arabic sources. He discusses issues from a medical point of view and includes many remedies for sexual problems. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Medieval Medicine: A Reader.   Edited by Faith Wallis Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures, 15.   University of Toronto Press, 2010. Florilegium , 28., ( 2011):  Pages 511 - 523.
Year of Publication: 2010.

3. Record Number: 14687
Author(s): Green, Monica H.
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Title : Flowers, Poisons and Men: Menstruation in Medieval Western Europe [The author analyzes medieval medical traditions in regard to menstruation. Green notes the virtual absence of any mention of the term in other kinds of literature including fabliaux which openly discuss sexuality. She also draws attention to the widespread belief that Jewish men menstruate, a belief rooted in antisemitism. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Menstruation: A Cultural History.   Edited by Andrew Shail and Gillian Howie .   Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. Florilegium , 28., ( 2011):  Pages 51 - 64.
Year of Publication: 2005.

4. Record Number: 19230
Author(s): Moulinier, Laurence
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Title : Conception et corps féminin selon Hildegarde de Bingen [The author explores Hildegard of Bingen's ideas about women's reproductive systems in her medical treatise, "Causae et curae." Topics treated in the article include female semen, conception, sexuality, reproduction, menstruation, and aging. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Storia delle donne 1 (2005): 139-157.
Year of Publication: 2005.

5. Record Number: 14689
Author(s): Bildhauer, Bettina.
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Title : The "Secrets of Women" (c. 1300): A Medieval Perspective on Menstruation [The author analyzes a fifteenth century German language translations of the natural philosophical text, the "Secrets of Women." It presents a system in which gender is defined by the body with men as the norm and women as dangerous, impure, and weak. Title note provided by Feminae.].
Source: Menstruation: A Cultural History.   Edited by Andrew Shail and Gillian Howie .   Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.  Pages 65 - 75.
Year of Publication: 2005.

6. Record Number: 11395
Author(s): Green, Monica.
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Title : Bibliography: Women and Medicine [Includes journal articles, editions of texts and translations, essays, and monographs. Each item has an informative annotation giving evaluative comments as well as a summary of contents. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medieval Feminist Forum , 37., (Spring 2004):  Pages 35 - 39.
Year of Publication: 2004.

7. Record Number: 22695
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Contributor(s): Caballero-Navas, Carmen, ed. and trans
Title : Book of Women's Love, or Book of Regimen of Women
Source: The Book of Women's Love and Jewish Medieval Medical Literature on Women.   Edited by Carmen Caballero-Navas .   Kegan Paul, 2004.  Pages 108 - 212.
Year of Publication: 2004.

8. Record Number: 11350
Author(s): Green, Monica.
Contributor(s):
Title : Bibliography: Women and Medicine [Includes journal articles, editions of texts and translations, essays, and monographs. Each item has an informative annotation giving evaluative comments as well as a summary of contents. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medieval Feminist Forum , 35., ( 2003):  Pages 19 - 23.
Year of Publication: 2003.

9. Record Number: 6214
Author(s): Green, Monica H.
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Title : Hard-Core Philology: Notes from the Trenches of the History of Women's Medicine
Source: Seeing Gender: Perspectives on Medieval Gender and Sexuality. Gender and Medieval Studies Conference, King's College, London, January 4-6, 2002. .  2002. Medieval Feminist Forum , 35., ( 2003):
Year of Publication: 2002.

10. Record Number: 6611
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Title : Weapons to Probe the Womb: The Material Culture of Abortion and Contraception in the Early Byzantine Period [The author examines surviving medical instruments designed for surgical abortions and a variety of literary texts to determine the procedures as well as the social and religious contexts for birth control].
Source: The Material Culture of Sex, Procreation, and Marriage in Premodern Europe.   Edited by Anne L. McClanan and Karen Rosoff Encarnación .   Palgrave, 2002. Medieval Feminist Forum , 35., ( 2003):  Pages 33 - 57.
Year of Publication: 2002.

11. Record Number: 6223
Author(s): Lindgren, Amy K.,
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Title : Violent Erections and Suffocating Wombs: Gendered Sexual Dysfunctions in Medieval Spain
Source: Seeing Gender: Perspectives on Medieval Gender and Sexuality. Gender and Medieval Studies Conference, King's College, London, January 4-6, 2002. .  2002. Medieval Feminist Forum , 35., ( 2003):
Year of Publication: 2002.

12. Record Number: 5886
Author(s): Trenchard-Smith, Margaret.
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Title : Status strictus: Hysteria, Virginity, and the Byzantine Medical Encyclopedists of the Sixth and Seventh Centuries [The author analyzes the writings of Aëtius of Amida and Paulus Aegineta who borrowed from Galen and the second-century Soranus of Ephesus; thereby they rejected the ideas of the wandering womb and the likelihood that virginity would cause hysterical suff
Source: Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 27., ( 2001):  Pages 17
Year of Publication: 2001.

13. Record Number: 6168
Author(s): Demaitre, Luke.
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Title : Domesticity in Middle Dutch "Secrets of Men and Women"
Source: Social History of Medicine , 14., 1 (April 2001):  Pages 1 - 25.
Year of Publication: 2001.

14. Record Number: 4873
Author(s): Green, Monica H.
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Title : Women's Medical Practice and Health Care in Medieval Europe [In this essay review, the author surveys work that had been done up through 1988 on different aspects of women's engagements with medicine, both as patients and as practitioners. She argues that the general assumption that "women's health was women's business" is misleading, both because it overestimates the exclusivity of women's practice on other women and because it overlooks abundant evidence that men, too, were involved in women's healthcare. Accompanying this reprint of the original 1989 version are important corrigenda and addenda. Originally published in Signs 14, 2 (1989): 434-473. Repubished in "Sisters and Workers in the Middle Ages." Edited by Judith M. Bennett et al. University of Chicago Press, 1989. Title note supplied by author.].
Source: Women's Healthcare in the Medieval West: Texts and Contexts.   Edited by Monica H. Green Variorum Collected Studies Series, 680.   Ashgate Publishing, 2000. Social History of Medicine , 14., 1 (April 2001):  Pages 39 - 78. Originally published in Signs 14, 2 (1989): 434-473. Repubished in "Sisters and Workers in the Middle Ages." Edited by Judith M. Bennett et al. University of Chicago Press, 1989.
Year of Publication: 2000.

15. Record Number: 4875
Author(s): Green, Monica H.
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Title : The "De genecia" Attributed to Constantine the African [the author argues that "De Genecia," the women's medical text attributed by Peter the Deacon to Constantine the African, is in fact a text that begins "De Genitalibus membris" and is a translation of a portion of al-Majusi's medical text known in Latin as the "Pantegni;" the gynecological text "De Passionibus mulierum," a collection of diseases and remedies, was attributed to Constantine but in fact shows no evidence connecting it with his circle at Monte Cassino; the Appendix presents an edition of the Latin medical text, "De Genitalibus membris"].
Source: Women's Healthcare in the Medieval West: Texts and Contexts.   Edited by Monica H. Green Variorum Collected Studies Series, 680.   Ashgate Publishing, 2000. Social History of Medicine , 14., 1 (April 2001):  Pages 299 - 323. Originally published in Speculum (Full Text via JSTOR) 62, 2 (April 1987): 299-323. Link Info
Year of Publication: 2000.

16. Record Number: 4876
Author(s): Green, Monica H.
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Title : Obstetrical and Gynecological Texts in Middle English [The author complies a list of Middle English manuscripts that contain different texts on childbirth, women’s health, sexuality, and cosmetics. Some of the manuscripts also contain medicinal and culinary recipes. Many of the medical complications are attributed to the female healer Trota (or Trotula) of Salerno, but others are attributed to male authors like Galen and Hippocrates. Although the Trotula texts were popular in late medieval England, the manuscripts indicate that the most widely disseminated medical text was “The Sekeness of Wymmen” by Gilbertus Anglicus. The textual and codicological evidence of these manuscripts suggests that both men and women (and both physicians and laypersons) possessed and read these texts. The author describes each manuscript and lists its contents, and the appendix transcribes a new manuscript (the Middle English "Nature of Wommen") that has never been described. Originally published in Studies in the Age of Chaucer 14 (1992): 53-88. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: 2000. Social History of Medicine , 14., 1 (April 2001): Originally published in Studies in the Age of Chaucer 14 (1992): 53-88.
Year of Publication: 2000.

17. Record Number: 4877
Author(s): Green, Monica H.
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Title : The Development of the "Trotula" [the Trotula collection has a complicated history; the earliest texts mix European medical lore with Arabic material derived from Constantine the African and other translators; the collection and its component parts were translated into several vernacular languages, including Hebrew and Irish; appendices include a listing of "Trotula" Latin manuscripts, a list of medieval translations by language, and three collations of "Trotula" texts, the "Liber de sinthomatibus mulierum," the "De curis mulierum," and the "De ornatu mulierum"].
Source: Women's Healthcare in the Medieval West: Texts and Contexts.   Edited by Monica H. Green Variorum Collected Studies Series, 680.   Ashgate Publishing, 2000. Social History of Medicine , 14., 1 (April 2001):  Pages 119 - 203. Originally published in Revue d'histoire des textes 26 (1996).
Year of Publication: 2000.

18. Record Number: 4878
Author(s): Green, Monica H.
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Title : The Possibilities of Literacy and the Limits of Reading: Women and the Gendering of Medical Literacy
Source: Women's Healthcare in the Medieval West: Texts and Contexts.   Edited by Monica H. Green Variorum Collected Studies Series, 680.   Ashgate Publishing, 2000. Social History of Medicine , 14., 1 (April 2001):  Pages 1 - 76.
Year of Publication: 2000.

19. Record Number: 4879
Author(s): Green, Monica H.
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Title : Medieval Gynecological Texts: A Handlist [the texts range from the 4th through the 15th centuries and include translations into the vernaculars].
Source: Women's Healthcare in the Medieval West: Texts and Contexts.   Edited by Monica H. Green Variorum Collected Studies Series, 680.   Ashgate Publishing, 2000. Social History of Medicine , 14., 1 (April 2001):  Pages 1 - 36.
Year of Publication: 2000.

20. Record Number: 4481
Author(s): Green, Monica H.
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Title : Traittié tout de mençonges: The "Secrés des dames," "Trotula," and Attitudes toward Women's Medicine in Fourteenth- and Early-Fifteenth-Century France
Source: Christine de Pizan and the Categories of Difference.   Edited by Marilynn Desmond .   University of Minnesota Press, 1998. Social History of Medicine , 14., 1 (April 2001):  Pages 146 - 178. Later reprinted in Women's Healthcare in the Medieval West: Texts and Contexts. Monica H. Green. Variorum Collected Studies Series, CS680. Ashgate Publishing, 2000, VI:146-178.
Year of Publication: 1998.

21. Record Number: 2958
Author(s): Green, Monica H.
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Title : A Handlist of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts of the So-Called "Trotula" Texts. Part II: The Vernacular Translations and Latin Re-Writings [describes in detail all twenty-four known medieval vernacular translations or Latin re-writings of the Trotula texts; identifies three translations into Dutch, five into English, seven into French, three into German, one into Hebrew, one into Irish, two into Italian plus one Latin prose rendition and one Latin verse rendition; includes information on editions of these texts where available].
Source: Scriptorium , 51., 1 ( 1997):  Pages 80 - 104.
Year of Publication: 1997.

22. Record Number: 2456
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Title : God and Gynaecology: "Women's Secrets" in the Dutch "Historiebijbel van 1360"
Source: German Life and Letters , 50., 4 (October 1997):  Pages 390 - 402.
Year of Publication: 1997.

23. Record Number: 5596
Author(s): Alonso-Almeida, Francisco and Alicia Rodríguez-Alvarez
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Title : The "Sekenesse of Wymmen" Revised [The authors argue that Hallaert's edition of the "Sekenesse of Wymmen" is full of misreadings and errors in expanding abbrevations].
Source: Manuscripta , 40., 3 (November 1996):  Pages 157 - 164.
Year of Publication: 1996.

24. Record Number: 2957
Author(s): Green, Monica H.
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Title : A Handlist of the Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts of the So-Called "Trotula" Texts [provides detailed descriptions of 122 extant Latin manuscripts of the Trotula texts].
Source: Scriptorium , 50., 1 ( 1996):  Pages 137 - 175.
Year of Publication: 1996.

25. Record Number: 4626
Author(s): Mirabella, M. Bella.
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Title : Women's Secrets: Health and Sexuality of Women in Unpublished Medieval Texts
Source: Sex, Love and Marriage in Medieval Literature and Reality: Thematische Beiträge im Rahmen des 31th [sic] International Congress on Medieval Studies an der Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo-USA) 8.-12. Mai 1996.   Edited by Danielle Buschinger and Wolfgang Spiewok WODAN Bd. 69. Serie 3 Tagungsbände und Sammelschriften Actes de Colloques et Ouvrages Collectifs, 40.   Reineke-Verlag, 1996. Manuscripta , 40., 3 (November 1996):  Pages 33 - 40.
Year of Publication: 1996.

26. Record Number: 4
Author(s): Dixon, Laurinda S.
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Title : Curse of Chastity: The Marginalization of Women in Medieval Art and Medicine [medical condition known as the wandering womb].
Source: Matrons and Marginal Women in Medieval Society.   Edited by Robert R. Edwards and Vickie Ziegler .   Boydell Press, 1995. Scriptorium , 50., 1 ( 1996):  Pages 49 - 74.
Year of Publication: 1995.

27. Record Number: 8535
Author(s): Kramar, Christiane and Charles-Albert Baud
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Title : Fibroléiomyomes de l'utérus chez la femme au moyen âge
Source: La Femme pendant le Moyen Âge et l'époque moderne. Actes des Sixiémes Journées Anthropologiques de Valbonne 9-10-11 juin 1992.   Edited by Luc Buchet Dossier de Documentation Archéologique, 17.   CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre de Recherches Archéologiques) Éditions, 1994. Scriptorium , 50., 1 ( 1996):  Pages 129 - 134.
Year of Publication: 1994.

28. Record Number: 2641
Author(s): Fontaine, Resianne.
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Title : The facts of Life: The Nature of the Female Contribution to Generation According to Judah ha-Cohen's "Midrash ha-Hokhma" and Contemporary Texts [influences of Aristotle, Galen, Averroes, Avicenna, and rabbinic thought on Judah ha-Cohen's explanation in his encyclopedia, "Midrash ha-Hokhma"; brief consideration of the female contribution toward human reproduction in two other thirteenth-century Jewish encyclopedias, Shemtov Ibn Falaquera's "De ‘ot ha-Pilosofim" and Gershom ben Salomo's "Sh‘ar ha-Shamayim"].
Source: Medizinhistorisches Journal , 29., 4 ( 1994):  Pages 333 - 362.
Year of Publication: 1994.

29. Record Number: 7243
Author(s): Bitel, Lisa M.
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Title : Conceived in Sins, Born in Delights: Stories of Procreation from Early Ireland [The author argues that the surviving narratives of sex, conception, pregnancy, and childbirth from eight and ninth-century Ireland represent an exclusively male ideology, and reveal masculine attempts to co-opt the procreative process more generally. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Journal of the History of Sexuality , 3., 2 ( 1992):  Pages 181 - 202.
Year of Publication: 1992.

30. Record Number: 8704
Author(s): Benedictow, Ole Jørgen.
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Title : On the Origin and Spread of the Notion that Breast-feeding Women Should Abstain from Sexual Intercourse [The author argues that the idea that sexual relations and a new pregnancy were injurious to a mother’s milk came from such ancient medical authorities as Galen and Soranus. Clerics like Ivo of Chartres picked up the idea and advised caution. However, it never had the status of a taboo. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Scandinavian Journal of History , 17., 1 ( 1992):  Pages 65 - 76.
Year of Publication: 1992.

31. Record Number: 10519
Author(s): Thomasset, Claude.
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Title : The Nature of Woman [The author provides an overview of medieval representations of women and sexuality through medical treatises (texts concerning female anatomy and physiology) and related writings by theologians and physicians. Galen’s theory that the female internal organs were the inverse of the male sexual organ was very influential, but writers developed diverse and contradictory opinions on the nature of female sex organs, the function of menstrual blood, and the process of determining the gender of a fetus during pregnancy. Writers also expressed anxiety about the ways women shared sexual knowledge with each other, how women derived pleasures from sex, and what caused various illnesses in women. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: A History of Women in the West. Volume 2: Silences of the Middle Ages.   Edited by Christiane Klapisch-Zuber .   Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992. Scandinavian Journal of History , 17., 1 ( 1992):  Pages 43 - 69.
Year of Publication: 1992.

32. Record Number: 8869
Author(s): Weiss-Amer, Melitta.
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Title : Dietetics of Pregnancy: A Fifteenth Century Perspective [The author examines a text by Heinrich von Laufenberg, a German cleric, who took the European learned tradition of medicine and adapted it to the purposes of the Church. Heinrich emphasized the importance of both mother and child but maintained that the pregnant woman needed male advice. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Fifteenth Century Studies , 19., ( 1992):  Pages 301 - 318.
Year of Publication: 1992.

33. Record Number: 10653
Author(s): Green, Monica H.
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Title : Sex and the Medieval Physician [The author writes a review essay of Danielle Jaquart's and Claude Thomasset's "Sexuality and Medicine in the Middle Ages" (Princeton University Press, 1988). Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences , 13., 2 ( 1991):  Pages 287 - 293.
Year of Publication: 1991.

34. Record Number: 11038
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Title : Oral Contraceptives and Early-Term Abortifacients during Classical Antiquity and the Middle Ages [The author argues that pre-modern traditional medicine used chemical birth control methods in order to successfully control the birth-rate. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Past and Present (Full Text via JSTOR) 132 (August 1991): 3-32. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1991.

35. Record Number: 11776
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Title : A Fifteenth-Century Physician's Attitude Toward Sexuality: Dr. Johann Hartlieb's Secreta Mulierum Translation [The author discusses the range of approaches to women’s medicine taken in Hartlieb’s translation of the Secreta mulierum. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Sex in the Middle Ages: A Book of Essays.   Edited by Joyce E. Salisbury .   Garland Publishing, 1991.  Pages 110 - 125.
Year of Publication: 1991.

36. Record Number: 12671
Author(s): Jacquart, Danielle.
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Title : Medical Explanations of Sexual Behavior in the Middle Ages [The author explores a variety of topics about which physicians wrote including sexual anatomy, the process of generation, and the sex act. In particular Jacquart notes instances in which modesty prevents authors from repeating material from earlier sources concerning such subjects as homosexuality and positions for heterosexual intercourse. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Homo Carnalis: The Carnal Aspect of Medieval Human Life.   Edited by Helen Rodite Lemay Acta .   Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1990.  Pages 1 - 21. Papers presented at a conference held at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1987
Year of Publication: 1990.

37. Record Number: 31271
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Title : The effects of an aphrodisiac as illustrated in a Herbal
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38. Record Number: 31274
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Title : The Birth of Julius Caesar (Les Faits des Romains)
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39. Record Number: 31275
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Title : The Birth of Julius Caesar (Commentaires de Cesar)
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40. Record Number: 31390
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Title : Diagram of a pregnant woman, with fetus and diseases
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41. Record Number: 31427
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Title : Four fetal positions in utero
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