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Examining the history of obstetrics and puerperal anatomy: Smellie & Hunter’s works on anatomy.

By Nate Cougill William Smellie (1697-1763) was a Scottish physician practicing in obstetrics during the mid-18th century. Among the advances Smellie made in obstetrics were his uses of forceps for complicated deliveries, advances techniques for the management of breach presentations; however the anatomical illustrations he commissioned stand out as his most enduring contribution to medicine. […]