Case book of pupil midwife Broadley

Scope and Content

Ms case book of pupil midwife Broardley, whilst training at Epsom District Hospital, Surrey (22 July 1949-30 April 1950), recording the case number, age, husband's occupation, religion and pregnancy history of each patient, alongside their home conditions in the case of district confinements and the results of any examinations carried out during the antenatal period, such as pelvic measurements and position of the foetus, as well as reports on the progress of each stage of their subsequent labour and purperium, including charts and graphs on the weight of the infant and the condition of the mother in the days following the delivery, also detailing if there were any complications before or after labour, whether any drugs were administered during the delivery, the method of feeding the child and the nature of postnatal care provided, with an index of cases at the back of the volume.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ms Broadley (fl. 1930-1960) was a pupil midwife at Epsom District Hospital, Surrey between 1949 and 1950.

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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.