The volume bears the bookplate of the Manchester Medical Society which indicates that it was donated to them by Clay in 1861 and subsequently allocated the reference Q 154 viz. their 1890 library catalogue. The flyleaf has been signed 'Charles Clay M.D. 1857, and the spine reads 'Young's midwifery'. This is volume 1 of 2 and contains lectures 1-28. Folios 177-190 are blank
The lectures are clearly numbered but not dated, and the contents are as follows: (1-2) history of midwifery, (3) notable authors and the pelvis, (4) the pelvis, (5) parts of generations in men & women, (6-8) parts of generation in women and diseases of, (9) development of the foetus, (10-11) differences between the structure of the foetus and the child, (12) uterus during pregnancy and the internal touch, (13) connection of the child to the uterus, (14) connection of the placenta to the uterus & menstrual flux, (15) case of a man from Liverpool with no testicles that claims to be of no sex, and menstruation continued, (16) chlorosis [hypochromic anaemia], (17) immoderate flux of the menses & symptoms of pregnancy, (18) symptoms of pregnancy continued, (19) disorders of pregnant women, (20) floodings, (21) types of labour, (22) management of a common natural labour, (23) delivering of the placenta, (24) laborious births, (25-26) forceps [surgical instruments], (27) other instruments, (28) caesarean operation.