Caesarian section in medieval Spain (Mayor graphic novel, s1, p77)

Caesarian section in medieval Spain

Until modern times, caesarian sections usually resulted in the death of the mother. Therefore they were usually performed when the mother was already dead or considered beyond help.

We know that the Queen was cared for by French court doctors, and perhaps not by a midwife, and maybe a midwife would not have performed a caesarian. However that does not mean her life could have been saved.

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These images are the first draft of the upcoming release of Mayor: the case of the theftless thief, series 1 of the Mayor series. Check out the Mayor playlist on Spotify.

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Jenny Weight
English consultant and graphic novelist
Since leaving the higher education sector I’ve been focussed on thinking about education more holistically – I’m particularly interested in the interface between education and media, but I want to understand better how we can bring our traditional educational institutions to embrace the possibilities that the network and media are opening up. We need to reinvent education to suit the nature of our working lives, and our need to engage in routine lifelong learning. I use my research and writing skills to explore these issues. I consult on education issues and assist postgraduate students with their theses.

As an artist, my new project is Mayor, a graphic novel set in thirteenth century Spain. You can find out more about these activities in my blog: geniwate.com.

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