The Royal College of Midwives: past, present and future.


The initial vision of Miss Louise Hubbard and 7 midwives provided the impetus for the founding of the Midwives Institute in 1881. The British Midwives Act was passed in 1902. It set up a statutory body, the Central Midwives Board, which trained and controlled the practice of midwives in England and Wales, and made it illegal for unqualified persons to… (More)


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