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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
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iv P R E F A C E.  

ries, digested into a certain number of classes or collections, with proper references to the particular parts of this treatise; so that the reader, when he wants to see the illustration, may turn over to it at his leisure, according to the directions that shall be laid down.

Those classes will consist of the most useful cases and observations, partly culled from the most approved authors, but chiefly collected from my own practice, and that of my correspondents and former pupils, by whom I have been consulted.

Nor will the reader, I hope, imagine, that such a fund will be insufficient for the purpose; or that this treatise is cooked up in a hurry, when I inform him, that above six years ago I began to commit my lectures to paper, for publication: and from that period, have from time to time altered, amended, and digested what I had written, according to the new
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