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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 xx



ther that, and at this time (above every other) when all should possess their sober senses, and know what ought to be done, they are all distracted, and are incapable of doing any thing but mischief.

 And it is more incumbent on us to teach our daughters to understand the fulsome flattery of a Frenchman; to shine in a ball-room so as to attract the attention of a seducer; or to play an Italian air on the harpsichord? I say, is it more incumbent on us to teach them these things, than how to preserve their own life and health, or to administer aid and comfort to a female friend in labour, when professional help cannot be obtained in due time? On the contrary, I hope this feeble effort of mine, will set an abler pen to work; and that an EXTENSIVE treatise on domestic midwifery, adapted to family use, by being free from technical ambiguity, will ere long be published,
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