MINIATURIST, French
(active in the 15th century)

Birth by Caesarean Section

15th century
Manuscript
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris

The miniature from a 15th-century French codex shows a birth by caesarean section. It was a dangerous operation, rarely used. In the represented case the woman has died during labour.




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