DoHistoryArchivesite maptech helpabout sitesearch

A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Midwifery (Volume One)
Smellie, William
Published by Printed for D. Wilson and T. Durham, London
Location of original: Countway Rare Books, Harvard University
View thumbnails of the 24 pages in this document
View Image
View Image

Page 446




Of the requisite Qualifications of Accoucheurs, Midwives, Nurses who attend lying-in women, and wet and dry Nurses for Children.



THOSE who intend to practice midwifery, ought first of all to make themselves masters of anatomy, and acquire a competent knowledge in surgery and physick; because of their connexions with the obstetric art, if not always, at least in many cases. He ought to take the best opportunities he can find, of being well instructed; and of practising under a master, before he attempts to deliver by himself.

 In order to acquire a more perfect idea of the art, he ought to perform with his own hands upon proper machines, contrived to convey a just notion of all the difficulties to be met with in every kind of labour; by
  2 which
<   >

 Title page   Page i   Page ii   Page iii   Page iv 
 Page v   Page vi   Page vii   Page viii   Page ix 
 Page x   Page xi   Page xii   Page xiii   Page xiv 
 Page 446   Page 447   Page 448   Page 449   Page 450 
 Page 451   Page 452   Page 453   Page 454 

home your interests who was Martha? Martha's diary book film doing history archive on your own