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MISS A. L. PRINGLE

10 South Street
7 Nov. 1886
Dr. Afflech's lectures; they can never cease to regret Dr. Bell; she is delighted that Ladies have become head laundresses and wishes they would become head cooks; Sanitary and Domestic Economy books for Indian girls and European girls in India; she is also engaged in boiling down medical books for the Doctresses - to send out the best on Midwifery and Diseases of Women and Children; 'But they are so elaborate - they, especially the mid~wifery books, treat child-birth, not as a process of nature but as a terrible Surgical disease'; asks Miss Pringle to ask about the simplest and most useful books on these subjects, saying it is for India for Native and other Lady Doctors; they ought to write more manuals f.or.-Xixdla; mortality among native women and European women in India higher than at home; any books dwelling upon the conditions which would produce health in pregnancy and child-birth would be a God-send; the books will be chiefly for trained native women doctors.
Extract A.L.P.'s notebook GTER. LOND. REC. OFF.

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