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Crown street women's hospital : a history 1893-1983 / Judith Godden.
Call No: B4.010/11/2
Author: Godden, Judith, author. ;
Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin,
Subject: Women's Hospital (Crown Street) History. ; Women's Hospital (Crown Street) History. ; Hospitals - New South Wales - Sydney. ; Health services - Hospitals. ; Child welfare - Adoption and fostering. ; Reproduction - Childbirth - Midwifery. ; Politics and Government - Political action - Rallies and marches. ; History, 19th Century. ; History, 20th Century. ; Maternal Death - prevention & control. ; Hospitals, Maternity - history. ; Hospitals - Australia - Sydney (N.S.W.) ; Hospitals. ; New South Wales - History - 19th century. ; New South Wales - History - 20th century. ; New South Wales. ; New South Wales - Sydney. ; New South Wales - associations, institutions and societies ;
Material Type: Book
Pagination: xvii, 382 pages, 64 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 24 cm.
Notes: Record machine-generated from publisher information.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-370) and index.
Public Note: Donated by Judith Godden
Summary: The history of Sydney's pioneering maternity hospital is also a history of medical care for women in Australia, from the days of untrained midwives to alternative birthing units.

Chapters include:
1: Beginnings, 1893-1903;
2: Death and re-birth, 1903-1913;
3: The midwives, 1893-1913;
4: Blood and babies;
5: Buildings and balls, the interwar years;
6: Clinical concerns, the interwar years;
7: War, 1939-45;
8: The baby boom begins, circa 1945-52;
9: Matron Edna SHAW;
10: The 'most important advances in obstetrics this century';
11: The baby factory, 1953-63;
12: Care under stress, 1953-63;
13: Thalidomide, the end of innocence;
14: Rollercoaster ride, 1964-73;
15: Staff and supporters, changes and challenges, 1963-73;
16: Adoption practices, 1952-73;
17: Crown Street transforms, 1974-82;
18: Diversity in the last decade;
19: Closing Crown Street.

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