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Establishing the Professional Nurse-Midwife

Establishing the Professional Nurse-Midwife

(p.67) Chapter 7 Establishing the Professional Nurse-Midwife
Delivered by Midwives
Jenny M. Luke
University Press of Mississippi

This chapter returns to the Progressive Era to locate the origins of obstetrics, the economic competition perceived by professionalizing medicine towards midwifery, and contrasts the US to the development of midwifery in Europe. It outlines the establishment and goals of the Maternity Center Association and introduces the new profession of nurse-midwifery.

Keywords:   Economic competition, Maternity Center Association, Obstetrics, Professionalizing medicine, Nurse-midwife

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