Case register of B. J. F. Blatter

Scope and Content

Ms register of cases, completed by B. J. F. Blatter during her time practicing as a midwife around Shavington, Basford and Chorlton in East Cheshire (9 July 1936-8 February 1949), recording the name, age, address and pregnancy history of each patient that she attended in childbirth, as well as the date and hour of her arrival, the presentation of the infant on birth, the date and hour of the birth of the child, the sex of the child, whether the child was born living or dead, whether the child was premature, the name of the doctor if called, whether there were any complications during labour, the condition of the mother and child, as well as any further remarks, such as whether any drugs were administered during labour.

Administrative / Biographical History

B. J. F. Blatter (fl. 1920-1940) was a midwife who practiced around Shavington, Basford and Chorlton in East Cheshire.

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Acquisition Information

There is no record of the date or source of acquisition before the collection was deposited at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in May 2011.


Catalogued by Clare Sexton, Project Archivist in accordance with ISAD(G).

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Custodial History

This collection was originally deposited at the Royal College of Midwives. It is now held under the terms of a service level collection care agreement at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.