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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 xix



self and others on particular occasions, and that such knowledge does neither qualify all men for physicians, or supersede the practice of those who profess the art of physic, any more than the study of religion by families interferes with the duties of the clergy.

 If this argument hold good with respect to medicine in general, how much more as to midwifery? Cannot every mother understand enough of it to conduct herself during pregnancy and lying-in, or to be useful to others in cases of emergency, without becoming a professed midwife? Cannot husbands know how to judge when their wives are treated decently and tenderly, without turning practitioners? Families have been kept in such extreme ignorance respecting parturition, that as soon as a woman falls in labour, the whole house is in confusion, supposing the delivery depends on the presence of the operator; one runs this way, ano-
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