Robert Barnes: Notebook, Labour

Scope and Content

Research notebook compiled by Robert Barnes on various aspects of labour and including newspaper clippings, case notes, and notes on the works and cases of other medical men (1819-1870). Topics include the mechanism of labour and its force and cause, dilation of the cervix, position of the woman during birth, the use of ergot and opium, and post-mortem delivery.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers by appointment, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. mailto: archives@rcog.org.uk