Attending the Birth: Midwife or Medical Student in 19th Century France

In 19th century France, pregnant women had a choice of a medical professional to support them through childbirth. Find out who prevailed in the conflict between female and male professionals in Dr. Morag Martin’s recently published article.

Dr. Morag Martin, Associate Professor of History, details the conflict between female and male professionals in her recently published article “Attending the birth: Competition for obstetrical training by medical students and midwives in nineteenth-century France,” Medical History, 65(2), 197-217. doi:10.1017/mdh.2021.10.

Read the article online to find out who prevailed!

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