Manitoba Mothers’ Book


[Manitoba Provincial Board of Health]

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[Manitoba Provincial Board of Health]. Manitoba Mothers’ Book. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Manitoba Department of Health | Provincial Board of Health under the authority of Hon. D.L. McLeod, Minister of Health, [N.D. Circa 1910-1925]. First printing. pp. 11. Small 8vo. Stapled card covers. Instructional booklet produced for the benefit of expectant mothers with much advice on all manner of medical aspects of pregnancy. The booklet commences with a preface on the virtues of motherhood: “Happy motherhood is founded on right living, right thinking, right loving; Right living means the care of the mothers’ health, that the child may have the previous heritage of strength; Right thinking means a clean, wholesome, cheerful attitude toward motherhood, its privileges and joys, as well as its duties; Right loving means the belief that parenthood is a Divine gift and that little children are the crowning joy of living”. Sections include: “Signs of Pregnancy”, “Mental Attitude”, “Personal Hygiene Diet”, “Rest”, “Exercise”, “Discomforts and Complications of Pregnancy: Nausea and Vomiting, Heartburn, Varicose Veins, Hemorrhoids of Piles, Leucorrrhoea”, “Miscarriage”. Lightest rubbing to the cover, contents clean and unmarked with fine stapled binding; very good+. Scarce. At time of cataloguing not in Peel, University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections, McGill University, Osler Library of Medicine. Stapled Wraps. (#1080) $75.00