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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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xvi The PREFACE  

happened. I am not in the least condemning just Practitioners, Men of erudition, grave and sedate, and whose judgments are unquestionable: they, without doubt, are justly to be esteem'd. But my whole design in this small piece is to be plain in my instructions, that Midwives of the lowest capacity may be able to Deliver their Women, without calling in, or sending for, a Man, in every little seeming difficulty; but if they have not strength, which I take to be the occasion of requiring their assistance in some circumstances; I would advise the Midwives of Bristol, to take special care to send for a just Practitioner; and, if possible, one without partiality: who values a Mother's and Child's Life, and the Midwife's Repu-

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