A preliminary survey of midwifery training in Edinburgh, 1844 to 1870.

  • Alison Nuttall
  • Published 1998 in International history of nursing journal : IHNJ
A brief review of the teaching of midwifery in Edinburgh from the creation of the first chair of midwifery in 1723 to the introduction of mandatory teaching of midwifery to medical students in 1833 is given. The evidence that women continued to be taught after this date is examined and the hypothesis that the latter led to the reduction or termination of… CONTINUE READING