Case book of M. G. King

Scope and Content

Ms notes of cases attended by M. G. King, pupil midwife at the Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London (13 February 1905-29 July 1914), recording the name, address, age, religion, occupation and pregnancy history of each patient, the date of admission to and discharge from hospital, the date of delivery, temperature and pelvic measurements, the position and presentation of the child, if there were any complications during or after labour, such as forceps delivery, haemorrhage, laceration or abnormalities of the placenta and membranes, the sex of the child, whether the child was born living or dead, the weight of the child, the circumference of the head of the infant, the method of feeding the child and the names of all who examined the patient, also including detailed reports on the condition of the mother and child in the days that followed the birth, as well as any further treatment that was administered, interspersed with additional ms temperature charts. The volume also contains printed rules to be observed in the Lying-In Wards of the Hospital and instructions on how to take a patient's temperature.

Administrative / Biographical History

M. G. King (fl. 1900-1920) was a pupil midwife at the Queen Charlotte Hospital.

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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.