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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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Mosse, Bartholomew (1712–1759), man-midwife and philanthropist

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 (fl. 1694), midwife and student in astrology

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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Pye, Edith Mary (1876–1965), midwife and international relief organizer

Sybil Oldfield.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Obstetrics; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 922 words.

Pye, Edith Mary (1876–1965), midwife and international relief organizer, was born on 20 October 1876 in London, the eldest daughter in the family of three daughters and four sons of William...

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Read, Grantly Dick- (1890–1959), obstetrician and promoter of natural childbirth

Mary Alvey Thomas.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Medicine and Health; Obstetrics. 1323 words.

Read, Grantly Dick- (1890–1959), obstetrician and promoter of natural childbirth, was born at Beccles, Suffolk, on 26 January 1890, the son of Robert John Read (1851–1920), a flour miller...

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Roberton, John (1797–1876), obstetrician and social reformer

Joan Mottram.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Obstetrics. 1269 words.

Roberton, John (1797–1876), obstetrician and social reformer, was born on 20 March 1797 at Kennedies, Earnock, near Hamilton, Lanarkshire, the fourth of the five children of William...

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Sampson, Agnes (d. 1591), midwife

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Obstetrics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 4 words.

See North Berwick witches

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