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A Complete Practice of Midwifery
Stone, Sarah
Published by printed for T. Cooper, London
Location of original: Countway Rare Books, Harvard University
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the nursing mother of a most happy people.

YOUR MAJESTY'S tender regard to our sex's modesty, makes a treatise of midwifery implore Your Royal Protection; the practice of which is generally so little understood by Women Midwives, especially in the Country: where though the Women are common more robust, and pure Nature in great measure assets, the least difficulty has frequently baffled the Midwife's judgment, and she often forced to send for a Man; when the Labour has been no more than a common Case, as a Child's pitching wrong, &c.

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