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Jane B. Donegan
Onondaga Community College (Syracuse, NY 13215-2099)

History of American Midwifery, 17th Century to the Civil War

To work on a book which will investigate the practice of midwifery among upper and middle class women in Philadelphia, Boston, and New York from 1760-1860. The study will trace both the transition of obstetrics from an art practiced by untrained mid-wives to that of a legitimate branch of medicine controlled by male physicians and the reaction against this male dominance which fed into the larger and ultimately more successful movement aimed at finding a place in medicine for American women.

Project fields:
U.S. History

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Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1977 – 8/31/1977