Case book of Joan M. Wheeler

Scope and Content

Ms pupil case book, including notes, tables and charts, completed of Joan M. Wheeler in the course of her training to become a midwife at Fulham Borough Council Maternity Home (4 June 1947-20 May 1948), recording the pregnancy history of each patient that she attended, alongside detailed descriptions of each stage of their labour and puerperium, as well as the condition of the child, the postnatal care provided and the date of discharge.

Administrative / Biographical History

Joan M. Wheeler (fl. 1930-1950) was a student midwife at the Fulham Borough Council Maternity Home between 1947 and 1948.

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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.