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ac·cou·cheur

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Historical term for obstetrician no longer current in the U.S.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

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

(a″koo″shŭr′) [Fr. accoucher, to give birth, assist at giving birth]
An obstetrician or midwife.
accoucheuse (shŭz′)
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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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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).
These errors indicate the advisability of referring to the original source when the occupational description excites suspicion or contains references to medicine (because of the potential mistranscription of accoucheur), the military (because of possible confusion with accoutrement), retired accountants (annuitants), and unlikely looking assistants.
Second, male and female accountants whose occupations contain medical or military references may be mis-transcribed accoucheur, accoucheuse, or accoutrement makers.
He continued to work as an accoucheur, though a number of his patients cancelled appointments.