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18th century childbirth — does anyone know anything about the tools or process?

I am starting a PhD on childbirth in the 18th century and was scheduled to meet a doctor of medicine who specialised in 18th medicine and history. However, this has fallen through and I really wanted ...
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Where was statistics taught in the 17th and 18th centuries?

Here is a fragment from Anders Hald's A History of Probability and Statistics and Their Applications before 1750: The original meaning of statistics is thus a collection of facts of interest to a ...
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What progress has been done in mathematics since Euler besides foundations and abstract fields?

I tried to figure out what progress do we have since 18th century. So far I could name only the following: Linear algebra (basically, algebra of matrices, includes the theory of linear operators, all ...