TITLE

Mythology and Midwifery: The Midwife in Ancient Greece

AUTHOR(S)
Walker, Charlotte
PUB. DATE
December 2002
SOURCE
Midwifery Matters;Winter2002, Issue 95, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the origin and development of midwifery in Greece. Historical importance of midwives in communities and to individual women; Perception of developed countries on midwifery; Evidence that midwifery was a respected profession in Greece; Presence of midwifery in Greek mythology; Goddesses who are specifically linked with childbirth; Duties of midwives in Greece.
ACCESSION #
8646876

 

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