Physician, William Smellie taught obstetrics and midwifery in 1739 around Lanark, Scotland and lectured in London. Smellie encouraged students to be present observers while assisting at birthings, made leather-covered dummies for practice, and the first scientist to make exact measurements of the human pelvis.
- William Smellie (obstetrician) – Wikipedia
William Smellie (5 February 1697 – 5 March 1763) was a Scottish obstetrician and medical instructor who practiced and taught primarily in London.
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- William Smellie | Scottish physician | Britannica
Mar 1, 2020 – William Smellie, (born 1697, Lanark, Lanark, Scotland—died March 5, 1763, Lanark), Scottish obstetrician who was the first to teach obstetrics and midwifery on a scientific basis. William Smellie. born 1697. Lanark, Scotland. died March 5, 1763 (aged 66)
- Dr William Smellie (1697-1763), the master of British midwifery.
Dr William Smellie (1697-1763), the master of British midwifery. P. M. Dunn. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Department of …
- William Smellie (1697-1763) – Science Museum
Unlike in England, midwifery was part of a doctor’s training in Scotland. Scottish physicians, especially Smellie, dominated early British midwifery. From 1739, …
- William Smellie (1697–1763) | The Embryo Project …
May 30, 2017 – “Dr William Smellie (1697–1763), the Master of British Midwifery.” Archives of Disease in Childhood – Fetal and Neonatal Edition 72 (1995): F77– …