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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 PREFACE xvii

tation, more than his own sinister Ends.

In my humble opinion, it is necessary that Midwives should employ three years at least, with some ingenious Woman practicing this Art. For if seven years must be served to learn a trade, I think three years as little as possible to be instructed in an Art where Life depends.

I believe I shall make it appear, that a great Art of the Miscarriage of Many Midwives, occasioning the suffering of several Mothers and Children, is for want of knowledge when to assist a Woman, and when to omit it. I have often been call'd to the assistance of many Midwives, and have found Mothers and Children in the utmost danger; which has been by begin

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