Philadelphia:: Blanchard and Lea, 1856., 1856. 8vo. xxiii, , 33-758, ,  pp. 128 figures, index, ads.; foxing throughout. Original tan gilt-stamped sheep; scuffed. Ownership inscription: ". . . Bernard M. Taylor, University of Virginia, & J.L. Abraham . . . 1861-2." Good. Meigs advocated for natural childbirth, arguing that pain was an integral part of the birth process. His position on natural childbirth was advanced. Unfortunately, he also opposed the idea that hand sanitation was a critical element of surgery and childbirth. He believed that all physicians were gentlemen, and that gentlemen, by definition, had hands that could not transmit disease.
(Inventory #: SEG1113)
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