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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 xviii




 I hope the following letters will tend to promote modesty among the fair sex in general, and the safety and comfort of mothers and children, as well as peace in families, by superseding the unnecessary practice of males in common midwifery, and by stirring up husbands to watch their operations, when there is a necessity for their services, either on account of difficulty in the case, or of the impossibility of obtaining a skilful midwife.

 Much will doubtless be said, on the impropriety of making families acquainted with the nature of parturition. Yes, and mercenary apothecaries have depreciated Dr. Buchan's Domestic Medicine; but their malignity does not lessen the merits of that invaluable work, any more than his duty to promote the sale of it.

 He has amply proved, that every human being should know enough of medicine, to be rendered useful to him-
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