Leicester Oral History Archive
Speaker: Midwife, - , Interviewee, , Nurse, midwife;
Speaker: , Interviewer,
Summary of interview item: Midwife. Edited extracts from an interview with Mrs G. Matthews recalling her work as a midwife in the Abbey Street district of Leicester in 1932. Describes in detail all aspects of her training at old Bond Street Hospital. Gives detailed impressions of the people in Abbey Street, the poverty, traditional attitudes and health problems encountered, including tuberculosis (TB). Also describes attitudes to contraception and child birth and work on a Venereal Disease (VD) ward.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s
Recording Date: 1/1/1989
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
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