This collection comprises notes of cases (17 May 1945-5 January 1946), pupil case book (5 May 1946-17 March 1947) and register of cases (21 July 1947-20 September 1948) of Gwendoline R. Dumsday, recording the births she attended whilst training and then practising as a midwive in East London and later in Reading, Berkshire, including detailed descriptions of childbirth, as well as the antenatal and postnatal care she was involved in providing.
Papers of Gwendoline R. Dumsday
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- ReferenceGB 1538 RCMS/29
- Dates of Creation17 May 1945-20 September 1948
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description3 bound volumes
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Administrative / Biographical History
Gwendoline R. Dumsday (fl. 1930-1950) was a midwife who trained at the Salvation Army Mother's Hospital in East London and went on to practise at the Babies Nursing Home in Reading, Berkshire.
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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.
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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.