The Very First Issue of Nursing Notes: a Practical Journal for Nurses, 1888

We’re celebrating International Day of the Midwife 2017 by making available, for free download, the first issue of the very first volume of Nursing Notes, which became the official journal of the Midwives Institute (later the Royal College of Midwives). A searchable, scanned copy of this historic issue is free to download as a PDF:…

Nursing Notes & Midwives’ Chronicle, July 1908

This month’s post is taken from the July 1908 issue of Nursing Notes & Midwives’ Chronicle, and has a very strong Suffragette theme. ‘About twenty members started with the Treasurer from the Club to join the Suffrage Procession on the Embankment. We had a most delightful time and think it was a great pity that…

Nursing Notes and Midwives Chronicles, January 1926

This month’s post comes from the January issue of the 1926 volume of ‘Nursing Notes and Midwives’ Chronicle’. By the beginning of 1926, the Midwives’ Institute found itself firmly established in the business of campaigning for the regulation and monitoring of the midwifery profession, and the New Year was to be no different, with the…