Historical Childbirth Politics 1820-1980

Day 10: Historical & contemporary comments by physicians about midwives ~ 1820 to 2014

by faithgibson April 10, 2016

A 30-day series of quotes spanning two hundred years ~ click here to begin with Day 1 For speed readers and nerds, here is the entire series as a single long post   Day 10 ~ 1937 1937 ~ obstetrician and famous philanthropist Dr. Alan Guttmacher (associate professor of obstetrics, John Hopkins Hospital) from his book […]

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Day 8: Historical & contemporary comments by physicians about midwives ~ 1820 to 2014

by faithgibson April 8, 2016

Day 8 ~ 1917 to 1926   1917 ~  Dr. Levy, MD These figures [refers to statistics published in 1931 by Dr. Van Ingen and Dr. Josephine Baker for NYC] to certainly refute the charge of high mortality among the infants whose mothers are attended by midwives, and instead present the unexpected problem of explaining the fact that the […]

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Day 7: Historical & contemporary comments by physicians about midwives ~ 1820 to 2014

by faithgibson April 7, 2016

A 30-day series of quotes spanning two hundred years ~ click here to begin with Day 1 You can also read the entire series as a single post Day 7 ~ 1915 ~ Dr. DeLee’s perspective on midwives! 1915 ~ Dr. P.W. van Peyma, Buffalo, NY The essential difference between a midwife and a physician is that […]

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Day 6: Historical & contemporary comments by physicians about midwives ~ 1820 to 2014

by faithgibson April 6, 2016

A 30-day series of quotes spanning two hundred years ~ click here to begin with Day 1 You can also read the entire series as a single post Day 6 ~ 1914  1914 ~ Twilight Sleep: Simple Discoveries in Painless Childbirth by Drs, H. Smith and J. Whitridge Williams, explaining why equal economic compensation between the […]

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Day 5: Historical and contemporary comments by physicians about midwives ~ 1820 to 2014

by faithgibson April 5, 2016

A 30-day series of quotes spanning two hundred years ~ click here to begin with Day 1 You can also read the entire series as a single post Day 5 ~ 1912 and 1913 1912 ~ Dr J. Whitridge Williams, : The question in my mind is not “what shall we do with the midwife?” We are totally […]

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