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Full Circle: The Nurse-Midwifery Careers of Elizabeth Berryhill and Gabriela Olivera

Full Circle: The Nurse-Midwifery Careers of Elizabeth Berryhill and Gabriela Olivera Full Circle The Nurse-Midwifery Careers of Elizabeth Berryhill and Gabriela OIivera L~NDA BERGSTROM School of Nursing East Carolina University MARIE E. POKORNY School of Nursing East Carolina University MARGARET B. DAVIS Central Carolina Hospital TERRELL 0. WOOTTEN Adler Midwives Center for Birth and Woman's Heath Nurse-midwifery, a combination of two professions, nursing and midwifery, is a comparatively young profession in the United Stares. British trained nurse- midwives first bep to workin the Unitedstates in 1925 at Mary Breckinridge's famous Frontier Nursing Service in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. The success of this project in reducing maternal and infant morbidity and mortality in an e~rrernel~ poor, rural, medically underserved environment, coupled with a growing concern on rhc part of public health professionals and others about the poor quality of obstetric care in the United States as compared with other countries, set the stage for Maternity Center Association (MU), in New York City, to open the first school to train nurse-midwives in North America in 1932.' Nursing History Rtvitw 7 (1999): 29-45. A publimrion of the American Associadon for the History of Nursing. Copyright O 1999 Springer Publishing Company. M Linda Bergstrom et al, Elizabeth Berryhill and Gabriela Olivera learned to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Full Circle: The Nurse-Midwifery Careers of Elizabeth Berryhill and Gabriela Olivera

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.7.1.29
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Full Circle The Nurse-Midwifery Careers of Elizabeth Berryhill and Gabriela OIivera L~NDA BERGSTROM School of Nursing East Carolina University MARIE E. POKORNY School of Nursing East Carolina University MARGARET B. DAVIS Central Carolina Hospital TERRELL 0. WOOTTEN Adler Midwives Center for Birth and Woman's Heath Nurse-midwifery, a combination of two professions, nursing and midwifery, is a comparatively young profession in the United Stares. British trained nurse- midwives first bep to workin the Unitedstates in 1925 at Mary Breckinridge's famous Frontier Nursing Service in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. The success of this project in reducing maternal and infant morbidity and mortality in an e~rrernel~ poor, rural, medically underserved environment, coupled with a growing concern on rhc part of public health professionals and others about the poor quality of obstetric care in the United States as compared with other countries, set the stage for Maternity Center Association (MU), in New York City, to open the first school to train nurse-midwives in North America in 1932.' Nursing History Rtvitw 7 (1999): 29-45. A publimrion of the American Associadon for the History of Nursing. Copyright O 1999 Springer Publishing Company. M Linda Bergstrom et al, Elizabeth Berryhill and Gabriela Olivera learned to

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1999

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