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Pediatric Biographies
December 1929

J. STARSMARE 1664

Am J Dis Child. 1929;38(6):1277-1279. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930120155016

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Abstract

There is an interesting book on the diseases of children by J. S., which was printed in 1664. My own search for the identity of J. S. was fruitless. One opinion was that the book was written by Jane Sharp, a mythical midwife, under whose name some one, in 1671, published "The Compleat Midwife." Recently, Dr. Ernest Caulfield, of Hartford, Conn., called my attention to the fact that in "A Transcript of the Registers of the Worshipful Company of Stationers, 1640-1708" (London, 1913 vol. II, p. 333), there is the following:

Nov. 13, 1663

Entred... under the hands of Master Roger Le Strange and Master Luke Fawne, warden, a booke or coppie intituled ΠAIΔΩN NOΣHMATA, or childrens deseases, both outward and inward, from the time of their Birth, to fowerteene yeares of age. With their natures, causes, signes, presages and cures, In Three Bookes. 1–Of External deseases. 2- Of

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