Outlines of the Theory and Practice of Midwifery [and] A Set of Anatomical Tables, with Explanations, And an Abridgement of the Practice of Midwifery... by William Smellie. Alexander Hamilton, William Smellie.

Outlines of the Theory and Practice of Midwifery [and] A Set of Anatomical Tables, with Explanations, And an Abridgement of the Practice of Midwifery... by William Smellie.

Philadelphia: Printed by Thomas Dobson, 1797. 4to, xvi, 288 [pp. 249-264 misnumbered 215-230], vi, 7-98, 2 (ads) pp. with 40 engraved plates. Contemporary calf with gilt ruled backstrip and red morocco label, boards rubbed, headcap chipped, lacking half title, contents toned, plates with scattered foxing but withal a sound copy. Formerly of the Library of the Medical Society of the County of Kings with their bookplate and internal stamps. An early American printing of the works of two pioneering obstetricians, first published in one volume by C. Elliot in Edinburgh in 1784. Hamilton’s Outlines is effectively an updated edition of his Elements of Midwifery (Edinburgh, 1775) and was first published in America in 1790. Smellie’s Tables, first published in 1754, contained the first accurate anatomical illustrations of the fetus in utero. (On Smellie, see Norman 1955, Garrison & Morton 6154.1 and Grolier One Hundred Medicine #43.). Item #106127

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