Learn About Louise Bourgeois for Women’s History Month
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Originally published in 1609, the Medical History Center in Lane Library has an expanded 1626 version in which Bourgeois recounts the story of how she became the midwife to Marie de’ Medici, the Queen of France. Bourgeois published in French rather than Latin so that her work would be more widely read, and her writings were subsequently translated into German, Dutch, and English. To learn more about the Medical History Center’s resources on Louise Bourgeois and other women in the history of medicine, please contact the Historical Curator, Dr. Drew Bourn, at firstname.lastname@example.org.