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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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xiv The PREFACE  

found Instruments requisite a above four times in my life; so I am certain, where twenty Women are delivered with Instruments which is not become a common Practice that nineteen of them might be delivered without, if not the twentieth, as will appear in my Observations. Wherefore it is my intention (with God's assistance) to instruct my sisters of the profession; that it may be in their power to deliver all manner of Births, with more ease and safety, than has hitherto been Practiced by Many of them, and without exposing the lives of their young Women and Children to every boyish pretender. For dissecting the dead, and being just and tender to the living, are vastly different; for it must be supported that there is a tender regard one Woman

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