Set of three facsimile reprints from the Ortho collection of re-created rare books on the practice of obstetrics & gynecology. 1. AN IMPORTANT ADDRESS TO WIVES & MOTHERS ON THE DANGERS AND IMMORALITY OF MAN-MIDWIFERY. 2. A PRESENT TO BE GIVEN TO TEEMING WOMEN BY THEIR HUSBANDS, OR FRIENDS and 3. AN ABRIDGEMENT OF THE PRACTICE OF MIDWIFERY: AND A SET OF ANATOMICAL TABLES WITH EXPLANATIONS.
Edition: Facsimile edition.
[Raritan, N.J.] : [Ortho Pharmaceutical Corp.] [ca 1969]. The first brochure - "An Important Address to Wives and Mothers" - was originally published by O. Hodgson, London in 1830. Illustrated with a colored frontispiece. 39 pp. The second - "A present to be given to teeming women by their husbands, or friends: containing directions for women with child : how to prepare for the hour of travail : written first for the private use of a gentlewoman of quality, and now published for the common good" by John Oliver was printed and sold by Benjamin Harris in 1694. 28 pp. And the third - "An abridgement of the practice of midwifery and a set of anatomical tables with explanations collected from the works of the celebrated W.Smellie. M.D." is a facsimile of the Boston 1786 edition. 56 pp plus many full page drawings. None of these facsimiles have any modern publication information except for a small code on the lower left corner of the back cover. All are rather hard to find now
Condition: All three are in fine condition in brown or tan stapled wrappers. The cover of the first pamphlet has been die-cut to reproduce the large chips and wear on the original.