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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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Preface page xiii



Moreover, as it is now become quite proper (through the sanction of custom) for women to be unnecessarily handled by gentlemen of the faculty, instead of their own sex, I shall enquire, how far it is consistent with female modesty, and with the good sense of husbands; at the same time, I wish to make every proper allowance to those who, owing to their ignorance of parturition, have been persuaded that men are safer than skilful women.

 I shall also take notice, of the mischief done by ignorant and cruel male operators, and likewise of the new-fangled obstetric butchery lately invented at Paris, and the result thereof. I shall also give outlines of a plan, for the proper education of a sufficient number of decent women, to supersede male-practice in natural labours, and thus entirely prevent the needless use of destructive instruments, and the practice of low, illiterate, and half-instructed
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