William Smellie

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Standard Name: Smellie, William,, 1697 - 1763

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Literary responses Elizabeth Nihell
Tobias Smollett , writing for the Critical in March 1760, took EN 's book as an attack on the obstetrician William Smellie (though Nihell specifically disavows reference to individuals). His notice is a defence of...

Timeline

By December 1751
The first volume of Theory and Practice of Midwifery by Scottish obstetrician William Smellie was published (written with help from Tobias Smollett ).
December 1764
The Critical gave a bad review to the anonymous, pro-woman Man-Midwifery Analysed; however, it disclaimed (less than convincingly) any prejudice in favour of men.