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Observations importantes sur le manuel des accouchemens. (Transl. Jacques-Jean Bruhier d'Ablaincourt).
Paris, Guillaume Chevalier 1739 - 4to. xxxix + 429 (of 431) + (1)pp + errata leaf. With 40 numbered engraved figures on 37 plates (1 folding). Contemporary sheep, backstrip gilt; joints and ends of spine neatly restored. Second French edition of this landmark in the history of obstetrics, first published in Dutch in 1701. The work contains many original observations amongst which the principle of obliquity of the uterus, the internal examination of the cervix and the distinction between real and false contractions are particularly important. The figures show natural and unnatural positions of giving birth, also a birthing stool and surgical instruments. The translator, a French physician, made minor adjustments to several of the plates in order to clarify them. Deventer (1651-1724) greatly advanced contemporary knowledge of the pelvis and the mechanism of labour, laying the foundations of modern obstetrics. A good copy without the second title which was never bound in. Wellcome II, p 460. Blake, p118. Waller 2422. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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