Papers of Miss Regina Girone

Scope and Content

This collection comprises an ms analgesia case book of Regina Girone, midwife at Cheltenham Maternity Hospital (21 February-7 May 1955), recording the names of patients that received analgesia during childbirth, as well as details on the stage of labour that administration commenced, the total time of use, other drugs used during labour, whether the patient was noisy, restless or quiet, whether the patient was quieter after the use of the apparatus, whether the patient needed help using the mask, if there were any side effects after labour and further remarks, also including notes on the mothers experience of using analgesia, alongside the sister's remarks upon administration, together with three ms registers of cases attended by Miss Girone whilst practicing around the area of Clevedon in Somerset (12 February 1956-5 February 1959), containing the personal details and pregnancy history of each patient, the presentation of the infant on birth, the date and hour of the birth, the sex of the child, whether the child was premature, the name of the doctor if called, if there were any complications during labour and finally any further remarks.

Administrative / Biographical History

Regina Girone (fl. 1940-1994) was a midwife who practiced at Cheltenham Maternity Hospital and then the area of Clevedon, Somerset. She died in 1994.

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Acquisition Information

Deposited at the Royal College of Midwives by the solicitor in charge of administering the estate of the creator in 1995.


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.