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Born in Glebe: Mothers, Midwives and Medical Men

Born in Glebe: Mothers, Midwives and Medical Men

Lesley Potter

Sydney, ISBN: 978-1-64786-261-9

Positioning maternity care within the local historical context of Glebe in Sydney, at the close of the colonial period and before the birth of the Australian nation, the author appraises the lives of everyday people: mothers, midwives and medical men. She relates how birthing was conducted on the cusp of modern obstetrical advancements in this important area of health and wellbeing. The book enables the reader to appreciate the growing concern of government and society for the welfare of the emerging nation determined by its population growth.