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Counter Drawing on the diaries of a midwife and healer in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Ballard, Martha, 1735-1812, Hallowell (Me, ) Biography, Augusta (Me, ) Biography, Kennebec River Valley (Me, ) Social life and customs, Midwives Maine Hallowell Biography, Midwives Maine Augusta Biography