subseries NHS/ACB/6/1/1 - Obstetrics Register

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Obstetrics Register


  • 1912-1921 (Creation)

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This register lists women expecting home births who were given maternity letters by the resident obstetric officer. It gives details of names, addresses and family situations and of former pregnancies as well as of subsequent labour. Entry in the register entitled a woman to a maternity coupon, which when presented at the Dispensary would obtain medical aid (see York City Archives Acc. 27/40 for an unused book of these coupons).


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An earlier register in this series, for October 1903 - April 1912, is held by York City Archives (Acc. 27/39).

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As well as providing a small number of lying-in beds at its Maternity Hospital, York Dispensary also offered a domiciliary maternity service, which had begun in the 1890s, predating the opening of the Maternity Hospital itself.

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