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Atkinson, William Biddle

Christopher Hoolihan.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Obstetrics; Biographical Studies. 861 words.

Atkinson, William Biddle (21 June 1832–23 November 1909), obstetrician and medical biographer, was born in Haverford, Pennsylvania, the son of Isaac Sleeper Atkinson and Mary Reese Biddle....

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Ballard, Martha Moore

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Obstetrics; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 945 words.

Ballard, Martha Moore (20 February 1735–19 May 1812), midwife and diarist, was born in Oxford, Massachusetts, the daughter of Elijah Moore and Dorothy Learned, farmers and innkeepers....

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Guttmacher, Alan

Shari Rudavsky.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Obstetrics. 1467 words.

Guttmacher, Alan (19 May 1898–18 March 1974), physician and birth-control advocate, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Adolf Guttmacher, a leading Reform rabbi, and Laura...

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Hurd-Mead, Kate Campbell

Philip K. Wilson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Gynaecology; Education; History. 1887 words.

Hurd-Mead, Kate Campbell (06 April 1867–01 January 1941), gynecologist and women's historian, gynecologist and women’s historian, was born Kate Campbell Hurd in Danville, Quebec, Canada,...

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Kelly, Howard Atwood

Lawrence D. Longo.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Surgery; Gynaecology; Biographical Studies. 1343 words.

Kelly, Howard Atwood (20 February 1858–12 January 1943), surgeon, gynecologist, and medical biographer, was born in Camden, New Jersey, the son of Henry Kuhl Kelly, a prosperous sugar...

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Levine, Lena

Kathleen Shanahan.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychiatry; Gynaecology; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates. 918 words.

Levine, Lena (17 May 1903–09 January 1965), gynecologist, psychiatrist, and pioneer of the birth control movement, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Morris H. Levine, a...

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Martin, Franklin Henry

William K. Beatty.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Surgery; Gynaecology. 1306 words.

Martin, Franklin Henry (13 July 1857–07 March 1935), surgeon, organizer, and editor, was born on a farm near Ixonia, Wisconsin, the son of Edmond Martin and Josephine Carlin, farmers....

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Morris, John McLean

Beth Martin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences; Gynaecology; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates. 747 words.

Morris, John McLean (01 September 1914–08 April 1993), reproductive biologist and physician, was born in Kuling, China, the son of DuBois Morris, a Presbyterian missionary and pastor of...

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Mosse, Bartholomew

L. K. Vaughan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Obstetrics; Medicine and Health. 958 words.

Mosse, Bartholomew (1712–1759), man-midwife and philanthropist, was born in Wexford, Ireland, one of seven children of the Revd Thomas Mosse (1662?–1731), rector of Maryborough, and his...

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Patridge, Dorothy

Bernard Capp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Obstetrics; Mysticism. 466 words.

Patridge, Dorothy (fl. 1694), midwife and student in astrology, is a shadowy and perhaps fictitious person known only from The Woman's Almanack, for the Year 1694. The title page,...

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