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A Treatise on the Art of Midwifery, Setting Forth Various Abuses Therein, Especially as to the Practice with Instruments
Nihell, Elizabeth
Published by Printed for A. Morley, London
Location of original: Countway Rare Books, Harvard University
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A  T R E A T I S E


   OPEN the book of Numbers, you will observe, that God having ordered Moses to number his people: out of seventy individuals of the family of Jacob, who had come to dwell in Egypt, two hundred and forty years before, there had issued above six hundred thousand men fit to carry arms, without taking into the account an almost infinite multitude of children, of youths under twenty years of age, of women, of old men, besides a whole tribe, that of Levi, which was entirely set apart for the divine worship.

OBJECTION the Fifth.

   There is no such thing as being a good practicioner of midwifery without understanding anatomy: now this science is the provice of a man, of a physician, or surgeon, not of a woman.


   IT is sufficient that a woman understands and knows the sturcture and mechanical disposition of the internal part which  
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