Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Duchess Luise von Anhalt-Dessau

  • Justine Siegemund, opening doorways to midwifery

    Mariel Tishma Chicago, Illinois, United States   Portrait of Justine Siegemund by Georg Paul Busch. 1690-1756 (circa). © The Trustees of the British Museum CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 In the mid-1600s, midwife Justine Siegemund was a household name for mothers in Silesia, part of modern-day Poland. She served patients of every class in Legnica, in Berlin, and…