Case registers of Muriel Illman

Scope and Content

One ms pupil midwife case book of Muriel Illman (15 August 1946-14 May 1947), containing detailed descriptions of the births that she observed and the examinations she preformed, whilst training to become a midwife in London, accompanied by her register of cases (23 February 1946-15 May 1951), recording the name, age and address of each patient she attended, as well as the number of previous labours and miscarriages, date and hour or midwife’s arrival, presentation, date and hour of child’s birth, sex of child and whether born living or dead, full time or premature and number of weeks, name or doctor if called, complications (if any) during or after labour, date of midwife’s last visit, condition of mother then, condition of child then and any remarks.

Administrative / Biographical History

Muriel Illman (fl. 1940-1970) trained in London and went on to practise as a midwife in the Wolverhampton.

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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.