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Midwifery

(From: State Board of Health, Midwife Program Files, 1924-1975, Series S 904)

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Julie Graves "was a state health nurse directly involved with the development of the midwife program in Florida."(1) During her career she documented many of the early treatments and remedies used by midwives during pregnancy and childbirth. Reproduced here is a typescript prepared by Graves that lists some of these treatments. (1) Debra Anne Susie, In the Way of Our Grandmothers: A Cultural View of Twentieth-Century Midwifery in Florida (Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 1988), viii.

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