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MATERNAL PHYSICIAN;

À TREATISE

ON THE NURTURE AND MANAGEMENT OF

INFANTS,

FROM THE BIRTH UNTIL TWO YEARS OLD.

BEING THE RESULT OF

SIXTEEN YEARS' EXPERIENCE IN THE NURSERY.

ILLUSTRATED

By Extracts from the most approved Medical Authors.

BY AN AMERICAN MATRON.

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Light were my task if every gentle breast
“Owned the just laws of native truth imprest;
“For not by hopes of vain applause misled,
"In reason's injured cause alone I plead.
" "Tis yours to judge; nor I that judgment fear
“If truth be sacred, and if virtue dear.”

Roscoe, froin the Italiun of Luigi Transillo.

NEW-YORK:
Published by Isaac Riley.

1811.

1811
1092

DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, ss.

E IT REMEMBERED, That on the sixth day of Au

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United States of America, ÍSAAC Riley, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:

“ The Maternal Physician; a 'Treatise on the Nurture and Management of Infants, from the birth until two years old. Being the result of sixteen years' experience in the Nursery. Illustrated by Extracts from the most approved Medical Authors. By an American Matron.

“ Light were my task if every gentle breast
“ Owned the just laws of native truth imprest ;
“For not by hopes of vain applause misled,
“In reason's injured cause alone ! plead.
“'Tis yours to judge; nor I that judgment fear
“ If truth be sacred, and if virtue dear."

Roscoe, from the Italian of Luigi Transillo.IN CONFORMITY to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An act for the encouragement of learning, " by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ;” and also to an act, entitled, “An act,

supplementary to an act, entitled, an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and “ books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during

the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits " thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching histo"rical and other prints.”

CHARLES CLINTON,

Clerk of the District of New-York.

1314

DEDICATION.

TO MY MOTHER.

MADAM, THAT helpless babe which reposed on your affrighted bosom when you fled the vicinity of Boston, on the day of the ever memorable battle of Lexington, now a wife, a mother, and near the meridian of life, as a small tribute for all your maternal cares, most respectfully addresses this little volume to your perusal ; candidly confessing that all which is valuable in it she derived

from you. For the nurture of my infancy I am most gratefulbut

for my education, and, above all, for the sublime lesson you taught me, “that the best pleasures of a woman's life are found in the faithful discharge of her maternal duties,” I owe you more than gratitude.

May you find an ample recompense in the assurance that from your grandchildren I receive that filial love and respect which has ever been rendered you by

Your Daughter

MARY.

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