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Evyatar Marienberg

Bloodflow, Respiration, Humours and Internal Diseases , Basel-New York 1968. For this reason, menstrual blood is not discharged during the pregnancy. After delivery, this blood turns into milk, A similar concept is also testified in the Talmud, see, for example, BT Niddah 9a. See also an interesting English text from the seventeenth century: “...milke (sic) is none other thing than blood made white”. Quotation from Patricia Crawford, “Attitudes to Menstruation in Seventeenth-Century England”, Past and Present 91 (1981), p. 51. See also Danielle Jacquart and Claude