accoucheur


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ac·cou·cheur

(a-kū-sher'),
Historical term for obstetrician no longer current in the U.S.

accoucheur

(1) Midwife, see there.
(2) Obstetrician, see there.

accoucheur

(a″koo″shŭr′) [Fr. accoucher, to give birth, assist at giving birth]
An obstetrician or midwife.
accoucheuse (shŭz′)

accoucheur

A person who assists at a birth. A lady obstetrician or midwife is sometimes honoured with the title of accoucheuse.
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Toutefois, une femme enceinte prete a accoucher, condamnee par un accoucheur tres renomme, lui a demande son aide.
En fait, tous savaient et continuaient de dire que cette infirmiere etait capable de s'attaquer a des maladies d'origine satanique et vodou, et qu'elle avait appris ses connaissances de son pere, un accoucheur tres populaire capable de predire le moment d'un accouchement.
He continued to work as an accoucheur, though a number of his patients cancelled appointments.
Finally, chapter 6 offers a striking reappraisal of the plates of the unborn child, arguing that the predominance of images of fetuses in unnatural positions is an implicit call for, and validation of, the skills of the accoucheur.
FRCS, a Harley Street gynaecologist, provided the ideal accoucheur for the picturesque monster.
When the English midwife Elizabeth Nihell attacked male obstetricians in her Treatise on the Art of Midwifery, a French reviewer replied 'que le moindre accoucheur est en etat de donner des secours qu'on ne peut jamais attendre des Sages Femmes ordinaires' (Journal encyclopedique (1760), ii.
Many experts believe that the accoucheur has approximately 4 or 5 minutes to deliver the impacted fetus before the risk of these adverse outcomes rises substantially.
A paper by Hugues Marchal deals with La Lucinade, a long didactic poem by the Paris accoucheur Jean-Francois Sacombe (Lucina was the Roman goddess of childbirth).
The exercise revealed that some handwritten occupational titles in the CEBs bear a very close resemblance to "accountant" and may have confused the transcriber; in particular, accoucheur or accoucheuse (an obstetrician or midwife), accoutrement maker (military clothing), annuitant (persons living on annuities), and assistants (various).
Ce dernier << se situe dans le droit fil de cette tradition ou l'editeur se concoit comme un accoucheur d'idees, un animateur culturel, un etre de convictions qui fait bouger les choses et n'hesite pas a s'engager dans des combats ideologiques, au point parfois de compromettre sa liberte personnelle >>.
10] A study of this type would eliminate physician selection bias; but this will not occur in North America, where women have traditionally had, and continue to want, the freedom to choose their own accoucheur.
Baudelaire alludes again to these two alienists in a letter to Sainte-Beuve of January, 2, 1866: "Vous avez, plus que jamais, l'air d'un confesseur et d'un accoucheur d'ames, lui dit-il.