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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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pose of forcing birth in natural (but tedious) labours, and saving the doctor's time; but unfortunately it has done great mischief, even in skilful hands, sometimes wounding the mother, other times the child, or perhaps both.

 Notwithstanding, as it was used with great secrecy, the cause of the mischief was kept secret also.

 This instrument reached England, where a wide field was opened for its clandestine use, owing to the artifices of male-midwives, who contrived (by the assistance of nurses, whom they did not fail to reward) to make husbands believe, that it was more indecent for them to be present at the delivery of their wives, than for strange men to assist thereat; so that by keeping men in ignorance of what they did, and by telling women, that the mischief done was owing to the original difficulty of the case, when there was no difficulty, but that which nature would have over-
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