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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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comprehend, why Women are not capable of completing this business when begun, without calling in of Men to their assistance, who are often sent for, when the Work is near finished; and then the Midwife, who has taken all the pains. is accounted of little value, and the young men command all the praise. Which unskillful Practices of Women-Midwives being often repeated, give occasion for Pregnant Women to bespeak them, so that is become quite the fashion; especially with the Bristol ladies.

I am well assured, unless the Women-Midwives give themselves more to the Study of this Art, and learn the difficult part of their business, that the Modesty of our Sex will be in great danger of being lost, for the

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