Transcript of an interview with Isobel Green covering her experiences a a mother in east London, including wartime experiences, baby food, antenatal and postnatal care, social conditions, introduction of the National Health Service, and lack of contraception.
Midwife's Tale: Isobel Green
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- ReferenceGB 1538 RCMS/251/10
- Dates of Creation6 April 1986
- Name of Creator
- Physical Description1 folder, 2 audio recordings (MP3 format)
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Administrative / Biographical History
Isobel Green was born in London in 1901 into a Jewish family. She was one of three children. Her father was a tailor's cutter and her mother a home dressmaker. They lived in West Hamsted and had a maid. Hannah left school at 14 and went into office work, later for an estate agent. Her husband was a tailor and she had two children in 1928 and 1937. She was interviewed under the pseudonym 'Hannah H' in 1986.
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