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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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xii The PREFACE  

that our young and well assured pretenders boast, had they been there sooner, neither should have dies. Tho' I have made it my Observation within these few years, that more Women and Children have dies by the hands of such professors, than by the greatest imbecility and ignorance of some Midwives, who never went through, or so much as heard of, a Course of Anatomy. For, give me leave to tell those young Gentlemen Pretenders, who undertake the Practice of Midwifery with only the nowledge of dissecting the Dead, that all the living who have or shall come under their care, in any difficulty, have and may severely pay for what knowledge they attain to in the Art of Midwifery; especially such young ones as now pretend to practice:

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