Historical Series - International Journal of Domiciliary Midwifery

for the 
Political History
of Midwifery

Friend Carol Knight, MD, CPM
(homebirth physician & midwife)
and faith gibson, Licensed Community Midwife


Citation Key -- Historical and Contemporary References

Contributions of Midwives of Antiquity to the Art and Science of Modern Medicine

Comments by Physicians about Midwives and Midwifery - 1911- 1932

Clinical Material -- the major motive for the Elimination of Midwives by Medical Politicians

Controversies and resistance by doctors to the Formal Training of Midwives

Deadly Trio -- Misogyny, Midwifery & the "Morale" of Medical Doctors

Derogatory Statement about Midwives by the Medical Establishment 1881 - 1925

Domiciliary Maternity Care -- early 1900s -- also called "Outdoor Services"
hospital and medical school affiliated, superior safety stats to "in house" services

Economic Issues -- Arguments by Physicians against Independent Midwives

Historical Methods of Accountability for Midwives by Health Department Official VS. Mandatory Supervision of Midwives by Doctors

The Use of the Law and Licensing to Pursue an Anti-Midwife Agenda

Nursing, Midwifery and the Medical Profession 1911 through 1922

Tension and Controversies Surrounding Physician Education and its relationship with the establishment of Training Schools for Midwives

Propaganda Campaign against Midwives -- the Department of Dirty Tricks

Professional Aspirations and the Irrational Rationales of Medical Men

Statistical Comparison of Birth Attendants (Physician and Midwife) and the Validation of the Midwifery Model of Care


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