I hereby Certify, that Mr. Francis Cole surgn diligently attended two courses of my Lectures on the theory & practice of Midwifery, & the diseases of Women & Children-That he also attended the Westminster Lying-in Hospital for the space of four months, where he had frequent opportunities, not only of delivering Women in natural & difficult Labours, but also of seeing the Method of treating the various Diseases to which Women are liable after Delivery; and that he is in every respect well qualified to exercise the art & science of Midwifery.
Etched diploma with vignette of the Westminster Lying-in hospital, completed in ink, 300 x 175mm. Vertical and horizontal creases.
The General Lying-In Hospital was opened in April, 1767, as the Westminster New Lying-in Hospital, on the north side of Westminster Bridge Road, with Dr. John Leake as its first physician. On paper watermarked 1808.
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