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"Divine Guidance" September 4, 1933.

Date: Unknown

Series: S 900 - Florida State Board of Health Subject files, 1875-1975.

Midwifery.

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Early Florida Medicine

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the frightened cow began to run. Finally the nurse got the cow in a corner of the fence - and she laughed and said "well I got enough for the patients coffee anyway."

Show pictures of nurse in starched uniform and cap. Then chasing the frightened cow. And finally cow in corner of fence being milked.

[Kunger?]

In visiting a rural community for the first time I stopped a colored woman on a country road and told her the names of the midwives in that vicinity. I asked her if she knew of any other persons, men or women who were catching babies. She asked are you the doctor woman? I told her no that I was a SBH nurse, who helped helped [sic] the midwives by teaching them and sometimes visiting their cases. She said that there is a woman been mighty sick and fits. Did she fall and bight [bite] her lips I asked and - who conjured her. The woman said "Thank God' you know.' an' please go see her now." Of course I supposed the sick woman had had eclampsia and guessed about the [kunjure?] part. Found the home very near to a tobacco field.

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