Nursing Notes and Midwives’ Chronicle, 1927

This month’s post comes from the October 1927 issue of the Nursing Notes and Midwives’ Chronicle. Sadly the 1927 volume of the journal held here in the library of the Royal College of Midwives is a photocopy – possibly an indication of the library’s previous policy of lending out books and journals to members far…

‘Immunize and Protect your Child’: Nursing Notes, April 1977

There are two particular themes which run through this month’s issue of Midwives Chronicle: both these themes have particular resonance today and the reader could be mistaken in thinking that the world hadn’t changed much in 30 years! In April 1977 the Council of the Royal College of Midwives was discussing the particular themes of…

A time of mourning: Nursing Notes, October 1979

This month’s post comes from the October issue of the 1979 volume of ‘Midwives Chronicle & Nursing Notes.’ The autumn of 1979 found the Royal College of Midwives in shock and mourning, following the deaths of Miss Brenda Mee OBE, General Secretary from 1971, and her personal assistant Hazel Allen during a camping holiday in…

Midwifery in Malaysia: Nursing Notes, August 1972

This month’s post comes from the August issue of the 1972 volume of ‘Midwives Chronicle & Nursing Notes’. 1972 was an important year for the Royal College of Midwives, as can be seen from the retiring Presidential Address made by Rosemary Perkes at the 90th Annual General Meeting in Edinburgh. Not only did the RCM…