This collection comprises one ms obstetric case book (24 May-21 October 1945), two ms case books (2 August 1945-25 April 1946) and one ms notebook (2 March-31 May 1946), compiled by Margaret Gibson, during her time as a pupil midwife at the St. Mary's Infirmary in Leeds and then the Springfield Maternity Home in Blackburn, together with one ms register of cases (4 August 1946-20 May 1948), recording the infants that she was involved in delivering after she qualified, providing detailed descriptions of childbirth, as well as the examinations she was required to perform during and after labour.
Papers of Margaret Gibson
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- ReferenceGB 1538 RCMS/9
- Dates of Creation24 May 1945-20 May 1948
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description5 bound volumes
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Administrative / Biographical History
Margaret Gibson (fl. 1920-2007) was a midwife, who trained at the Springfield Maternity Home, Blackburn and the St. Mary's Infirmary, Leeds from 1945 to 1948.
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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.
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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.