Midwives and Nurses

Early in the Church, women were called and set apart to be midwives and nurses. They received training from such notable women doctors as Romania B. Pratt, Ellis R. Shipp, Margaret C. Roberts, and Martha Hughes Cannon. Women also received training from experienced midwives, Relief Society classes and the Relief Society Nursing School.

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First Female Doctors in Utah
First Female Doctors in Utah
Midwives with Dr. Ellis R. Shipp about 1898
Midwives with Dr. Ellis R. Shipp about 1898
Ellis R. Shipp M.D. Medical Class 1884
Ellis R. Shipp M.D. Medical Class 1884
First Graduating Class in Obstetrics 1879
First Graduating Class in Obstetrics 1879
Midwife Class, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1896
Midwife Class, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1896

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