A different start: midwifery in South Australia 1836-1920.

  • Alec Summers
  • Published 2000 in International history of nursing journal : IHNJ


It is the popular belief of many midwives and nurses in Australia that midwives of the nineteenth and early twentieth century in this country practiced completely independently of medicine, resorting to medical assistance only if the labor and delivery did not progress normally. There is also the opinion that only affluent childbirthing women had a medical… (More)