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Remarks on the Employment of Females as Practitioners in Midwifery. By a Physician.
Channing, Walter
Published by Cummings & Hilliard, Boston
Location of original: Countway Rare Books, Harvard University
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point of view, the reward for our services is by no means an adequate compensation for the labour, the anxiety, the nights of watching and days of painful suspence, which are inevitably entailed upon this practice.
  The excitement of improper feelings has been often suggested as an objection to the employment of physicians in this department of practice. That there should be any foundation for this objection, I cannot imagine. If there is any such danger, it must arise from the character of the man, and not necessarily from the circumstances of the case. There will be in our profession, as in all others, men who have no delicacy of feeling themselves, and have of course little respect for that of their patients. But no man I trust, who has any thing of the feelings of a gentleman, any regard for the dignity of his profession, any thing like a moral sense of right and wrong, could infringe, in thought, in word, or in deed upon that delicacy, which should ever attach itself to the almost sacred office in which he is engaged. A physician should be a man of probity, of integrity, of most nice sensibilities. He who can for a moment admit into his mind one indelicate or improper thought, is unworthy the confidence which is reposed upon him; he has abused his trust, and has no claim to the office he assumes.
  As medical science has improved, it seemed at last to have been settled, that physicians regularly educated could alone be adequate to the exigencies of obstetric practice. This is the opinion held, taught, and defended, by the most eminent lecturers on mid-

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