Mirror of Literature,  5 (1825), 80.

[Man-Midwifery and Decency]



Anecdote, Drollery


Medical Practitioners, Gender, Morality

    Relates that a man-midwife near Lincoln had a sign outside his house stating: 'A RIDLEY, Man-widwife.—Ladies delivered on the shortest notice, and on moderate terms.—Such ladies as wish to be delivered decently, my wife attends.'

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