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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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more able to advise to sick person to innocent remedies, where there is no complication in the disorder, than those half-bred or ignorant pretenders : but if there is a complication, then there must absolutely be a good physician called in, the expence of which should not be regretted, since life is at stake.

   NOW in such case, a midwife, though never so skilful, will neither be ashamed nor backward to require such aid : whereas a man-midwife, the more ignorant he is, will be but the more careful of concealing that ignorance, and from the most false prejudice that both the faculties of physic and surgery are implicit ingraftments on the profession of midwifery in a man, will rather let mother and child perish, than call in that assistance, of which he will be ashamed to confess his standing in any need. He will then rashly do the best he can for his patient : but what will that best most probably be? Torture and death ; and that with perfect impunity. I say most probably, for not even the most credulous, or the most zealous for the ap-

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