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With Cradle and Clock by Knud Stowman

With Cradle and Clock by Knud Stowman

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With Cradle and Clock

by Knud Stowman

Hurst & Blackett, c1940s, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, age toned pages, some discoloration to covers; dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping chipping, small tears, discoloration and insect holes to spine (see photographs)

“This is the story of Jonathan Kent, a courageous physician, who, in the early eighteenth century, became New York’s first obstetrician.
A brilliant young doctor, trained in obstetrics under Mauriceau in Paris, denied the practice of his specialty in his native England, Jonathan Kent sought the greater freedom of the New World.  But he found New York also rife with prejudice, its citizens half-amused, half-horrified, at eh idea of a “man midwife.” Jonathan set himself the task of breaking down that prejudice in order to bring the science of medicine to the aid of mother and infant.
Combining the stories of a growing city, an expanding and desperately needed science, and an aspiring man, this novel tells how Jonathan achieved his aim against the ridicule of the populace and the midwives’ spite, how he won the love of an older physician’s daughter and the confidence of the common people.”

 

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