20th Century Midwives

Margaret Charles Smith

Margaret Charles Smith

Name: Margaret Charles Smith Date: 1906–2004 Nationality: African-American Career: Midwife Note: She attended over 3,000 births during her long career, and lost not a single mother and very few babies. Articles: Pines, Rhonda. “Margaret Charles Smith: She Knows Motherhood” The Tuscaloosa News – May 12, 1985. Books: Baptist, Edward E. 2006. New Studies in the History of […]

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Maude E. Callen

Maude E. Callen

Name: Maude E. Callen Date: November 8, 1898 – January 23, 1990 Nationality: African-American Career: Nurse-Midwife Note: “She was a nurse-midwife in the South Carolina Low country for over 60 years.” [Famous Midwives: Part 2] Books: Bryner, Jeanne. 2004. Tenderly Lift Me: Nurses Honored, Celebrated, and Remembered. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press. Squiers, Carol. 2005. […]

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