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August 21, 1915

A Text-Book for Midwives.

JAMA. 1915;LXV(8):734. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580080076027

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Abstract

In accordance with the Midwife Act passed by the English Parliament in 1902, all midwives then in practice were admitted to the roll without evidence of education or training. Since then every woman wishing to practice as a midwife must go through a course of training provided by the Central Midwives Board (C. M. B.) and pass an examination. Many trained nurses take this course for midwives, but the County Councils may also send up handy village women who are also admitted to it. The minimum course of training seems very short, especially for those who have had no training as nurses. It covers a period of at least three calendar months in both theory and practice, consisting of at least fifteen lectures and requiring the personal attendance at the delivery of at least twenty patients in labor as well as the nursing of twenty puerperas and infants. Having completed

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