Dr. William Smellie and His Contemporaries: A Contribution to the History of Midwifery in the Eighteenth Century


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Topics: Smellie's life in Lanark; conditions of midwifery in London; the progress of midwifery teaching in London; Smellie as an author; literature of midwifery from 1660 to 1760; use of the forceps; opponents of "man-midwifery"; critics; etc. Appendix and index.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: James Maclehose & Sons
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1894
  • Place Published: Glasgow
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Ex library - very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xiv, [2], 369 p. 23 cm. Frontispiece portrait of William Smellie and numerous small b&w figures. Burgundy cloth hardcover with slightly bumped bottom corners, softened spine ends. Ex library with bookplate and label on front pastedown. Signed by A. R. Simpson, nephew of Sir James Young Simpson, on half title. Ink stamp on title page.

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