Friday, May 25, 2012

A Timeline of Midwifery

Stone relief from Isola Dell’ Sacra, Ostia, 1st century CE

I love this website, though it doesn't go back as far as I had hoped, it does provide a solid history of midwifery since the 18th century. Midwifery is actually older than  modern medicine and is considered the second oldest profession in the world. It can be difficult to find straight historical midwifery information on the internet, when I found this resource I practically jumped up and down and read like a rabid animal. 

I am still looking for a complete resource that dates before the Common Era. This one is too long to post here but you should check it out! The history of midwifery is fascinating.

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