Start Date

27-4-2020 9:00 AM

End Date

27-4-2020 10:00 AM

Disciplines

European History

Subjects

Louise Bourgeois Boursier (approximately 1563-1636) -- Influence, Midwifery -- France -- History, Medical ethics -- France -- History

Abstract

Louise Bourgeois, a midwife in the seventeenth century, was a trailblazer for women’s rights and innovative approaches to medicine. Her published works were studied throughout multiple countries and her career catapulted midwifery from obscurity to a more renowned profession. This paper analyzes her revolutionary approach to medical ethics, a more science-driven era, and the advancement of women in medicine, while revealing that the ultimate downfall of her career was a result of her own arrogance.

Notes

Louise Bourgeois, a midwife in the seventeenth century, was a trailblazer for women’s rights and innovative approaches to medicine. Her published works were studied throughout multiple countries and her career catapulted midwifery from obscurity to a more renowned profession. This paper analyzes her revolutionary approach to medical ethics, a more science-driven era, and the advancement of women in medicine, while revealing that the ultimate downfall of her career was a result of her own arrogance.

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Louise Bourgeois and Her Revolutionary Approach to Medicine as a Midwife in Seventeenth Century France

Louise Bourgeois, a midwife in the seventeenth century, was a trailblazer for women’s rights and innovative approaches to medicine. Her published works were studied throughout multiple countries and her career catapulted midwifery from obscurity to a more renowned profession. This paper analyzes her revolutionary approach to medical ethics, a more science-driven era, and the advancement of women in medicine, while revealing that the ultimate downfall of her career was a result of her own arrogance.