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HAMILTON, Alexander
Outlines of the theory and practice of midwifery
Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, at the stone-house no 41, South-Second Street, 1797. 1797 Obstetrics & Midwifery Alexander Hamilton Early US ed Illustrated MedicineAlexander Hamilton, not to be confused with the American Founding Father, was an 18th-century Scottish physician who specialized in midwifery. He published important treatises on childbirth and pregnancy including 'Outlines of the Theory and Practice of Midwifery'. This book, which was intended as a teaching aid to medical students in Edinburgh, describes all aspects of midwifery - how to deal with problems, administering medicine, necessary instruments and tools, as well as extensive notes on the female reproductive anatomy. This 1797 early American edition of Hamilton's 'Midwifery' features a printing of William Smellie's 'Set of Anatomical Tables' which is an impressive collection of illustrations with explanations on each part of pregnancy and the birthing process showing examples of the fetus, birth canal, necessary tools, and infants. These illustrations are considered the first anatomically correct illustrations of the fetus! Interestingly, Hamilton was the first author to have a book published in America about gynecology. Per 'Heirs of Hippocrates',"Hamilton's 'Outline' is actually a revision of his first major work on midwifery, 'Elements of Midwifery', first published in 1775.Item number: #8646Price: $550HAMILTON, Alexander Outlines of the theory and practice of midwiferyPhiladelphia: Printed by Thomas Dobson, at the stone-house no 41, South-Second Street, 1797.Details: · Collation: Complete with all … [Click Below for Full Description]
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