Cases in midwifery . . . Revis'd and publish'd by Edward Hody.
Earliest Published Record of the Secret Chamberen Forceps
Giffard, William. Cases in midwifry . . . Revis'd and publish'd by Edward Hody. . . . 8vo. xxxiii, 520 pp. 3 folding engraved plates (forceps plate by A. Motte). London: B. Motte . . ., 1734. 194 X 120 mm. Calf, gilt, c. 1734, rebacked in period style. Library stamp on title, & 1 or 2 other library markings, faint staining in upper margin of first & last leaves, but bery good. 19 century presentation to John L. Rothrock from Richard Price on flyleaf.
First Edition. Contains the earliest record of the use of the secret Chamberlen forceps, in 1726; the instrument itself was first described by Chapman in 1733. Giffard is considered the first Englishman to publish substantial contributions to clinical midwifery.
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