a person who assists during childbirth, especially an obstetrician.
This was the name of an accoucheur god, whose priest went, when sent for, and prayed for the safety of the patient.
Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before George Turner
The disadvantages of the method are entirely with the accoucheur and not to the mother or child.
The Mother and Her Child William S. Sadler
Its position must therefore be changed, and the accoucheur must know how to change it with advantage.
The Matron’s Manual of Midwifery, and the Diseases of Women During Pregnancy and in Childbed Frederick Hollick
More than ever you have the air of a confessor and accoucheur of souls.
Charles Baudelaire, His Life Thophile Gautier
With monstrous growths the accoucheur must depend upon his own resources, ingenuity and knowledge of the mechanism of parturition.
A System of Midwifery Edward Rigby
The cord is attached to the body of the child at the point called the navel, being cut off at birth by the accoucheur.
Plain Facts for Old and Young John Harvey Kellogg
Paulus wrote a famous book on obstetrics, which is now lost, but it gained for him among the Arabs the title of “the accoucheur.”
Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine James Sands Elliott
As an accoucheur of brains, a molder of intellects, I had no claim even to bread and cheese.
The Life of the Fly J. Henri Fabre
His fee as accoucheur on these occasions was, I believe, a considerable one.
The Mapleson Memoirs, vol I James H. Mapleson
There is, it is said, a great Queen in Europe who has an accoucheur of whom she never makes use.
Hints to Husbands George Morant
a male obstetrician or midwife
1759, “midwife” (properly, “male midwife”), from French accoucheur (Jules Clément, later 17c.), agent noun from accoucher “to go to childbed, be delivered” (13c.) originally simply “to lie down” (12c.), from Old French culcher “to lie,” from Latin collocare, from com- “with” (see com-) + locare “to place” (see locate). The fem. is accoucheuse (1847).
- Accoucheur’s hand
accoucheur’s hand accoucheur’s hand ac·cou·cheur’s hand (āk’ōō-shûrz’, ä’kōō-) n. The position of the hand in tetany or in muscular dystrophy, in which the fingers are flexed at the metacarpophalangeal joints and extended at the phalangeal joints, with the thumb flexed and drawn into the palm. Also called obstetrical hand.
noun a female obstetrician or midwife Historical Examples Siebold was an accoucheuse who had attended at the births of both the children. The Public Life of Queen Victoria John McGilchrist If all our plans should suffer ship-wreck, then Roekmini will fit herself to be an accoucheuse. Letters of a Javanese Princess Raden Adjeng Kartini She […]
- Account book
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- Accompanying vein
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