History of Medicine
Midwifery, Nursing, and Obstetrics Manuscript Collections at NLM: A Subject Guide
This guide describes the modern manuscript collections concerning Nursing, Midwifery and Obstetrics found in the History of Medicine Division. These collections include lecture notes on midwifery, records of nursing schools and associations, and the correspondence and personal papers of persons involved in the fields of Nursing and Midwifery. Persons mentioned include Francis Henry Ramsbotham and James Young Simpson. A majority of the collections are dated from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, although there are several collections from the eighteenth century.
Subjects are listed alphabetically with an index of terms. Brief descriptions include author of collection, physical description, and call number. Where available, the web address of the finding aid is provided.
Please see the Reference Librarian for access to the collections.