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De conceptu et generatione hominis: de matrice et ejus partibus, nec non de conditione infantis in utero, et gravidarum cura et officio...libri sex...Nunc denuo recogniti & in plerisque locis castigati (Frankfurt am Main, 1580) Galter Health Sciences Library, Special Collections, Northwestern University, Chicago.

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Birthing scene from Jacob Rueff’s De conceptu et generatione hominis: : de matrice et ejus partibus, nec non de conditione infantis in utero, et gravidarum cura et officio ... libri sex ... Nunc denuo recogniti & in plerisque locis castigati. Frankfurt am Main: 1580. Woodcut. Courtesy of the Galter Health Sciences Library, Special Collections, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.

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