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Delivered by MidwivesAfrican American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South$
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Jenny M. Luke

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781496818911

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496818911.001.0001

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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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