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Sharp, Janelocked

(fl. 1641–1671)
  • Ornella Moscucci

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Sharp, Jane (fl. 1641–1671), midwife, was the author of the best-known seventeenth-century textbook on midwifery in English written by a woman. Nothing is known about her life, except that she describes herself as a 'practitioner in the art of midwifery above thirty years' in the preface to her book, ...

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