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her niece fell sick, du Coudray and her nephew worked extra 12-hour days teaching more students than normal. She published so many editions of her books, and created a numerous amount of her machines. Her hard work showed by the estimated 10,000 women and men whom she trained over the span of her life. Ministers of state, city
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officials, doctors and surgeons, regional administrators, and the King himself all wrote letters about her impact. You don’t get that much recognition by doing the bare minimum or a mediocre job. “It requires amazing zeal to surmount disgusts ‘against thousands and thousands of unpleasantnesses much more repulsive that we can imagine. To undertake and persevere in such a career, a person would have to be unique in every way…” (pg. 211). I believe this quote describes her perfectly. Madame du Coudray faced those who tried to attack her success and still came out on top. While du Coudray seemed to have such a kind spirit towards those she loved and taught, she looked out for herself as well. She took in her niece and raised her, looked after Coutanceau, and she made some friends in her life that she trusted. But when forged letters of attack came forth from her friend Frere Come, she didn’t hesitate to question his loyalty. Her agenda wasn’t to make friends, but to deliver healthy babies and teach classes, so that’s what she did. You can tell that she had a drive and motivation to deliver babies, and to teach others how to do the same.
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