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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 xiv




females, whose obstetric ignorance is inexcusable, and whose vulgar and disgustful deportment causes genteel women (very justly) to reject their services.

 As I do not wish to injure any individual in his practice, I shall carefully avoid personality, in reciting cases which have been published; I believe those who know me, will not doubt the truth of them upon my authority only.

 I intend to make the TABLE OF CONTENTS rather prolix, in order that the book may be rendered more useful to families; and I design to print it the size of a pocket volume, that it may be a portable companion for the rich, and not too expensive for the poor, who may need its directions.

 Many women may be ready to say, I have a good opinion of my midwife-doctor, both as to modesty and humanity, therefore I need not exercise the cautions recommended in this book. But let it be remembered, people do
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