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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 xv



not act thus in the common affairs of life. We do not neglect to insure our houses, furniture, &c. though we may have lived fifty years in the world, without being alarmed by fire. Having seen or heard of one at a distance, we are promted to the exercise of caution, not knowing how soon WE may be visited with such a disaster. Let the same conduct be pursued by all who employ men-midwives, and we shall not hear of so much mischief being done by their needless instruments; nor of their behaving so indecently as many of them have done.

 Those pusillanimous husbands who feel themselves overborne by custom, and cannot muster up resolution enough to protect their wives' persons from injury and insult, may be compared to a captain who quits the ship (whereof he is the sole owner) out of compliment to his pilot. Moreover, if wives be better satisfied with the liberties which men-
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