Professor Mary Fissell discusses her research on Aristotle’s Masterpiece on the podcast of the Consortium of History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.

From the website:

Follow along with Professor Mary Fissell as she discusses her research on Aristotle’s Masterpiece, a late 17th century sex, midwifery, and childbirth manual popular in England and America from its publication until well into the 20th century.

Dr. Fissell explores the ways in which readers used their copies of the book to record births and vows of love and companionship, performing a similar function to the family Bible. Dig into the similarities and differences between copies of the Masterpiece held at Kislak Center for Special Collections at the University of Pennsylvania, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and the Institute of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

Listen the episode here.