Elizabeth Nihell

Standard Name: Nihell, Elizabeth
Birth Name: Elizabeth
Married Name: Elizabeth Nihell
Self-constructed Name: Professed Midwife
EN is a mid-eighteenth-century medical writer, a forceful, though a late voice in the feminist struggle to keep childbirth in female hands.


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JS , who published in 1671, stands in a line of militant midwife-writers, close to Elizabeth Cellier before her and followed after a longer lapse of time by Elizabeth Nihell . Like theirs, her text is proto-feminist.


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Nihell, Elizabeth. A Treatise on the Art of Midwifery. A. Morley, 1760.
Nihell, Elizabeth. An Answer to the Author of the <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl="j">Critical Review</span> for March 1760. A. Morley, 1760.
Nihell, Elizabeth. La Cause de l’humanité. Antoine Boudet, 1771.
Nihell, Elizabeth. Traité des eaux minérales de la ville de Rouen. E. V. Machuel, 1759.