Case book of Diana Mary Wharton

Scope and Content

Ms pupil case book, containing reports, charts and graphs compiled by Diane Mary Wharton, whilst training as a midwife at Colchester Maternity Hospital in Essex (18 August 1958-20 April 1959), recording the case number, religion, age, husband's occupation, the expected delivery date and obstetric history of each patient that she attended, also detailing the results of antenatal examinations that she was required to perform, the progress of labour and puerperium, the condition of the child on birth, the method of feeding the child, the weight of the child and the postnatal care she was involved in providing. The volume has bee covered with stork wrapping paper.

Administrative / Biographical History

Diane Mary Wharton (fl. 1940-1960) was a pupil midwife at the Colchester Maternity Hospital in Essex between 1958 and 1959.

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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.