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A System of Midwifery, Theoretical and Practical
Edinburgh: William Creech, 1734. First edition. Leather bound. Very good. xii, 589 p. 22 cm. 26 copper plates at rear, including one fold-out. Rebound in full leather. New endpapers. Bookplate on front pastedown. Ink signatures and notations on title page. Foxing is mainly to Title and Contents. Note bookplate in Memorial to James Young Simpson, the Scottish obstetrician famous for introducing chloroform as an anesthetic. Simpson was also known for introducing midwives into the hospital environment. Sir Alexander Russell Simpson succeeded his Uncle James in the Chair of Midwifery at Edinburgh University in 1870.
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