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Mrs Stone & Dr SmellieEighteenth-Century Midwives and their Patients$
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Robert Woods and Chris Galley

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781781381410

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781381410.001.0001

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Mrs Stone’s Complete Practice

Mrs Stone’s Complete Practice

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(p.103) 4 Mrs Stone’s Complete Practice
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Mrs Stone & Dr Smellie
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Robert Woods

Chris Galley

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381410.003.0004

This chapter reprints Sarah Stone's book A Complete Practice of Midwifery in full, with notes and commentary. The book was printed for Thomas Cooper, bookseller at The Globe in Paternoster Row, probably by Samuel Richardson. Stone dedicated her work to the Queen of England and cited how the practice of midwifery ‘is generally so little understood by women midwives, especially in the country’. According to Stone, her purpose in publishing the treatise is to help some women professors in the art of midwifery and inform them in a right, safe, and just practice of that art. She describes various cases of child delivery, such as those in which the woman was kept in hard labour many hours due to the ignorance of her midwife.

Keywords:   midwifery, Sarah Stone, A Complete Practice of Midwifery, midwives, child delivery

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