A "man-midwife" (male obstetrician) represented by a figure divided in half, one half representing a man and the other a woman. Coloured etching by I. Cruikshank, 1793.
- Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756?-1811?
- 15 June 1793
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The background of the bisected figure is also divided: the right hand side is a male-midwife's surgery and the left hand side is a cosy domestic scene with fireplace and carpet. Perhaps a comment on the unpopularity of male-midwives and "a belated protest against the male accoucheur as a danger to female modesty and virtue."
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