William Smellie (5 February 1697 – 5 March 1763) was a Scottish obstetrician and medical instructor who practiced and taught primarily in London. One of the first prominent male midwives in Britain, he designed an improved version of the obstetrical forceps, established safer delivery practices, and through his teaching and writing helped make obstetrics more scientifically based. He is often called the “father of British midwifery”.
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February 5, 1697, Lesmahagow, United Kingdom
March 5, 1763, Lanark, United Kingdom
University of Glasgow
- 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.
- 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)
- William Smellie | Scottish publisher and scientist | Britannica
William Smellie, (born 1740, Edinburgh, Scotland—died June 24, 1795, Edinburgh), Scottish compiler of the first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1768–71) …
- William Smellie (1697-1763) – Science Museum
Smellie was the most significant figure in the development of obstetrics and midwifery in the 1700s. He was the first to teach them on a purely scientific basis and …
- William Smellie (1697-1763) | Vaulted Treasures: Historical …
In a world where midwifery was dominated by women, William Smellie was one of the first notable man-midwives in Great Britain. He eventually became one of the …
- William Smellie – Whonamedit?
William Smellie was the greatest figure in English obstetrics. He was first to teach obstetrics and midwifery on a scientific basis; first to lay down safe rules for the …
- Dr William Smellie (1697-1763), the master of British midwifery.
This may not be the complete list of references from this article. Wall LL. William Smellie (1697-1763): the father of scientific obstetrics. Med Herit. 1986 May-Jun …
- William Smellie and the Macabre Side of Obstetrical Science …
William Smellie, the pioneering obstetrician and anatomist, was born in Lanark, Scotland, in 1697. He practised medicine from the age of 23, but only received a …
- William Smellie MD | Abridgement of the Practice of Midwifery
Author: William Smellie M.D. (British, Lanark, Scotland 1697–1763 Lanark). Date: 1786. Classification: Books. Credit Line: Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, 1952.