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Historical term for obstetrician no longer current in the U.S.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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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.
my right hand is still at Nurse & notwithstanding it is well swadled & duly supply'd with pap (alias poltice) it is a most peevish Brat & has led me a very unpleasant Life & what is most extraordinary it has been several times brought to Bed, & my Grand-Children are tolerably like me being nothing but Bone: this veryday I am to have an Addition to my Family, my Elbow is already in Labour & the Accoucheur is preparing his Instruments for the Caesarian operation.
FRCS, a Harley Street gynaecologist, provided the ideal accoucheur for the picturesque monster.
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 >>.