Abstract

There appears to be no currently accessible literature about midwifery practices in the Venetian Jewish ghetto. A hypothetical construct is created herein, based on biblical references, practices of the local Christian and various other European Jewish communities, Jewish customs and mystical beliefs, and contemporary standards and observations. After the barrier of the Jewish ghetto was removed by Napoleon, the entire Venetian community became equally affected by the newly developing standards for the medical care of childbirth.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1565-5288
Print ISSN
0793-8934
Pages
pp. 75-88
Launched on MUSE
2013-10-25
Open Access
No
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