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This Treatise, in relation to a subject of the highest possible importance to society, is offered to the consideration of the public in perfect sincerity of purpose under strong impressions.
“ Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.”
It is founded chiefly upon a directional work on “The Theory and Practice of Midwifery,” published some years since in two vols. by an eminent physician, whose name is disclosed in the sequel of this work : a publication which was so well received and so highly valued by the profession, that it went through four editions.
The text-book, therefore, being a professional one óf welcomed instruc