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  A Midwife's Tale / The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary 1785 - 1812 / by Laurel Thatcher UlrichImage of the book

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Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

About Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's work on A Midwife's Tale

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The Book's Table of Contents
page 3
INTRODUCTION "a great sea A going"
page 36
AUGUST 1787 "Exceeding Dangerously ill"
page 72
SEPTEMBER 1788 "warpt a piece"
page 102
OCTOBER 1789 "Mrs Foster has sworn a Rape
on a number of men"
page 134
NOVEMBER 1792 "Matrimonial writes"
page 162
DECEMBER 1793 "Birth 50. Birth 51"
page 204
JANUARY 1796 "find my house up in arms"
page 235
FEBRUARY 1801 "A Desection Performd"
page 262
MARCH 1804 "what a scean had I to go at Evening"
page 286

APRIL 1809 "Polly Purington here"

page 309

MAY 1809 "Workt in my gardin"

page 346
page 353
Appendix: Medicinal Ingredients Mentioned in Martha Ballard's Diary
page 365
page 413


page 417

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