English Midwives: Their History and Prospects

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J. & A. Churchill, 1872 - Electronic books - 187 pages

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Page 48 - And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive?
Page 96 - ... full employment in her business , in which she had all along trusted little to her own efforts, and a great deal to those of dame Nature, — had acquired, in her way, no small degree of reputation in the world: — by which word world, need I in this place inform your Worship that I would be understood to mean no more of it than a small circle described upon the circle of the great world, of four English miles diameter, or thereabouts, of which the cottage where the good old woman lived is supposed...
Page 50 - It is not hard words that perform the work, as if none understood the art that cannot understand Greek.
Page 90 - Peril or Jeopardy, Either in the Woman or in the Child, in any such wise as you shall be in doubt what shall Chance thereof, You shall thenceforth in due time send for Other Midwifes and Expert Women in that faculty and use their Advice Counsel and assistance in that behalf.
Page 9 - I can know and understand. Also I will not use any kind of sorcery ^or incantation in the time of the travail of any woman ; and that I will not destroy the child born of any woman, nor cut nor pull off the head thereof, or otherwise dismember or hurt the same, or suffer it to be hurt or dismembered by any manner of way or means.

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