This collection comprises midwifery lecture notes of Phyllis Blanch Cook (12 October-7 December 1951), relating to the administration of gas and air, the care of premature infants, methods of infant feeding, the treatment of birth trauma and diseases of newborn babies, together with a case book (10 December 1951-31 October 1952) and (case register 27 December 1952-14 August 1956), recording details of the births she attended during her training and subsequent career as a midwife at the Alexandra Maternity Home in London and then around the area of Fletton, near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire.
Papers of Phyllis Blanch Cook
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- ReferenceGB 1538 RCMS/124
- Dates of Creation12 October 1951-14 August 1956
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 bound volumes; 1 folder
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Phyllis Blanch Cook (fl. 1940-1960) was a midwife who trained and then practiced at the Alexandra Maternity Home in London.
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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.