Someone asked me for reading suggestions on midwifery herbs...
I haven't cracked a book on the subject in a while, but my mind went to two tomes: The Byrthe of Mankynde, the first known midwifery text written in the English language in the 16th century. Of course, the book is written in Olde English so it is a bit hard to parse its concoctions...I read an original copy at the Harvard Medical School's rare books department (you can't actually take the book out of the room, and it was while ago, so my memory may not be right) but I found a repro version exists on Amazon in the UK. Too geeky to ask for my birthday?
Another cult classic (circa 1979) is by Jeanine Parvati, called Hygieia: A Woman's Herbal.
Anyone have other ideas?