Jane Sharp

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Standard Name: Sharp, Jane
Birth Name: Jane
Married Name: Jane Sharp
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.
Photograph of the title-page of "The Midwives Book, or the Whole Art of Midwifery Discovered", 1671, by Jane Sharp (in its slightly differently titled third edition, 1674).
"Jane Sharp, title-page" Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:J._Sharp,_%22The_Compleat_Midwife%27s_Companion...%22_Wellcome_L0028110.jpg. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

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1540
Robert Jonas translated and published The Birth of Mankind, the earliest in a long line of popular books in English about human reproduction.
Hobby, Elaine. “’Some Things more Material to be Known’: Reading Some Books for the Recovery Project”. Expanding the Canon of Early Modern Women’s Writing, edited by Paul Salzman, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010, pp. 12 -32.
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1724
John Maubray published The Female Physician, Containing all the Diseases incident to that Sex, in Virgins, Wives, and Widows . . . to which is added, The Whole Art of New improv'd Midwifery