ISSN 2409-5834

The emergence of professional obstetric aid in Smolensk province in the 19th – early 20th century

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Natalya A. Mitsyuk , Natalya L. Pushkareva , Veronika M. Ostapenko


With the use of interdisciplinary approach, the history (the origins and the development) of professional obstetric aid in Russian provinces (as exemplified by Smolensk Governorate) in 19th – early 20th century is reviewed. Professional obstetric aid was provided by learned midwives whose main activity consisted in assisting home delivery. In rural areas aid of this kind was provided by local midwives, who lacked special tracking.

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