Note this article was written as an assignment during my academic training i thought it may provide you with a better idea of what midwifery entails and some of the history behind this ancient profession kelsey history of midwifery few traditions have continued throughout the ages as has the practice of midwifery. Full text full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version get a printable copy pdf file of the complete article 462k or click on a page image below to browse page by page. Note citations are based on reference standards however formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher classroom teacher institution or organization should be applied. A short history of midwifery highlights in the history of a very old profession with references for more information elsewhere. The new midwifery 1799 a short course for midwives began in new york city led by dr valentine seaman dr william shippen began a course in anatomy and midwifery in philadelphia few women came as students but men came 1812 the war of 1812 was thought of by americans as a second war of independence in colonial america women in the home routinely provided most medical care
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