This collection comprises an ms notebook, containing lectures notes, written by Jean Sampson, a midwife from Northern Ireland who trained in Cape Town (circa. 1930-1950), covering methods of infantile feeding, the care of premature infants, birth injuries, the symptoms of and how to treat diseases of newborns, the purpose of antenatal care, abortion as well as the management of older children, together with ten photographs, showing her with fellow colleagues, as well as a birth that she attended at a maternity hospital in Africa, also accompanied by a printed textbook, including detailed and colourful illustrations, written by Comyns Berkeley, entitled ‘Pictorial Midwifery’ (June 1941).
Papers of Jean Sampson
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- ReferenceGB 1538 RCMS/14
- Dates of Creationcirca. 1930-1950
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 bound volumes; 1 folder
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Administrative / Biographical History
Jean Sampson (fl. 1930-1950) was a midwife from Northern Ireland, who trained in Cape Town, before going on to practise in Kenya and then the Far East.
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External transfer from Frances Day-Stirk, Director of Learning Research and Practical Development at the Royal College of Midwives to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on 29 July 2011.
Catalogued by Clare Sexton, Project Archivist in accordance with ISAD(G).
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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.