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"This a selection from the article in FORTUNE in 1935. Pages 73, 149 and 150 are missing. The detailed industrial information is not unusual for the magazine in the 1930's, but the wealth of accompanying imagery (even at the back of the book) is unusually rich."
"In addition to being the most important female medical practitioners, midwives were central to the maintenance of law and order, as they investigated cases, questioned suspects, and examined condemned women to ensure that no pregnant women were executed."
I want to share a bit about the history of menstruation being considered dirty, and how parts the Jewish Orthodox play a part in these beliefs as well as the rituals women have and do endure in order to become "clean." For ages, the ideal that...