The March of the Medical Militants to the Siege of Warwick-Lane-Castle in the Year 1767.
Printed for Rob.t Sayer No. 53 in Fleet Street, and John Smith, No. 35, Cheapside, as the Act Directs Sept.r 1.st 1768.
Coloured engraving, 265 x 370mm. 10¼ x 14½". Repaired tears top and bottom.
Very scarce print in response to the 1767 'Siege of Warwick Lane', which unsuccessfully aimed to achieve full professional standing for male midwives, 'apparently because of the [Royal] College's prejudices against both widwifery and Scottish associations acquired either by birth or through a medical degree at Aberdeen, Glasgow or Edinborough, instead of Oxford or Cambridge.' The participants can be seen waving flags referring to Oxford and Scottish colleges.
BM Satires 4174. Lisa Forman Cody, Birthing the Nation: Sex, Science, and the Conception of Eighteenth-Century Britons. p.222
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