Uncertificated Midwives

M. Nicholl
1889 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
London (qualifications which would enable him to practise throughout the British dominions, over the extent of which, as it is said, the sun never sets), thought proper to go through a series of examinations to obtain a qualification to practise in the small Republic of Switzerland. It should surely be unnecessary to follow such an example as this.-I am, etc., HEALTH RESORT. UNCERTIFICJTED MIDWIVES. SIR,-We are glad to see that public attention is at last being called to the crying evil of
more » ... crying evil of uncertificated women practising as midwives. The recent cases reported in various papers of death through puerperal fever, conveyed to six poor lying-in women by an uncertificated midwife, set forth in a striking manner the need of legislation as to the employment of untrained and irresponsible women.
doi:10.1136/bmj.2.1500.740 fatcat:bp6repqvivhbnjn4f3yp2tp2s4