This small work of twenty some pages is not in a strict sense a contribution to the history of the diseases of children, but is concerned with the feeding of children and so might properly be classified as the second original work in English on a pediatric subject.* I can find no mention of the "Nurserie" in any work on pediatric or medical history. Many of the early writers devoted a few pages to the subject of maternal nursing, but this work is unique, not only in being entirely devoted to that subject, but in the method of presentation. The work is extremely rare. Even in 1752, it was described as a "very scarce tract," and although no very extensive search has been made in the course of these researches, but a single copy has been encountered, that in the British Museum.
Concerning Elizabeth Clinton, the authoress, little is known.
CAULFIELD E. THE COUNTESSE OF LINCOLNES NURSERIE: WITH A FOREWORD BY THOMAS LODGE; OXFORD, 1622. Am J Dis Child. 1932;43(1):151–162. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1932.01950010158016
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