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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 xxii



knowledge: this ignorance is partly owing to their inability to comprehend the technical and anatomical terms, contained in the treatises of midwifery which have been published. The following sheets I hope, will ( in a measure) remove that difficulty.

 Another reason of their ignorance of themselves is, a mistaken idea, that the theory of midwifery requires a great deal of study, when plainly taught; whereas the principal business of a midwife in natural labours (which happen 99 times in 100) is only to press the palm of her left hand against the perinæum* during the birth; which will be proved in the first part of this work.

 Though this is really true, I do not assert it as an apology for the ignorance of some midwives; on the contrary, I
* the external skin betwixt the two thighs, and which separates the vagina ( or internal part of the femal privities) from the anus or fundament; making a kind of bridge or isthmus, between the two orifices.
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