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Man-Midwifery Dissected; or, the Obstetric Family Instructor
Blunt, John
Published by Samuel William Fores, London
Location of original: Countway Rare Books, Harvard University
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for them, but wish they were sent back to their wash-tubs, &c. Women whose deportment is vulgar and disgustful, are by no means proper for that profession, any more than those who have not well studied it. Nor do I blame any female for rejecting their services, and prefering those of HUMANE men; I only wish to censure those who live in London, or other large places, where skilful and sensible midwives can be procured, and yet expose their persons to men; nor would I be too severe herein, as they have been led into this error, by men whose interest it is to impose on them, by saying, they are not safe in the hands of any woman.

 Dr. Buchan does not mean that many lives have been lost by unskilful midwives in delivery, but during the month; and as the best midwives have very little knowledge of physic, it is right to call in a man when women are threatened with too much fever, or with any other disorder. But this is very different from the unnecessary employment of a man in the time of labour, because there is
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