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The certificate - which is in a fragile state - is on board with an engraved drawing of the General Lying-in Hospital (presumably). It is dated, 'University of Edinburgh. July 27th 1816'. It is signed 'Jas. Hamilton MD, Professor of Midwifery'. The certificate states: 'These do certify that Mrs. Sarah Boreland from Dumfries / has been regularly instructed by me in the knowledge of the practice of midwifery, / that during the time of her study she attended the Edinburgh General Lying-in /...
- Subject: Midwifery
- Names: Hamilton, James, 1767-1839 (Professor of Midwifery)