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Establishing the Professional Nurse-Midwife

Establishing the Professional Nurse-Midwife

Chapter:
(p.67) Chapter 7 Establishing the Professional Nurse-Midwife
Source:
Delivered by Midwives
Author(s):
Jenny M. Luke
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496818911.003.0008

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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