William Osborn M.D.
Published as the Act directs April 2 1791 by J. Jones No 75 Great Portland Street.
Fine mezzotint, platemark 510 x 355mm (20 x 14"). Very large margins.
William Osborn (1736-1808), man-midwife. After practicing as a surgeon for some years, he was elected man-midwife to the lying-in hospital in Bloomsbury, London. He set up a private school of midwifery with Thomas Denman, and they taught together from 1770 until they parted company in 1782 (the two were believed to have educated more than 1200 practitioners of midwifery). Osborn also published widely on the subject, and the sheet of paper he holds here is probably intended to represent one of his manuscripts.
CS 58. W.2189.
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