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Course of Lectures on the Theory & Practice of Midwifery

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1962

This collection houses a handwritten copy of Course of Lectures on the Theory & Practice of Midwifery given by Thomas Young and collected by John Tennant.

Dates

  • circa 1757

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses a handwritten copy of Course of Lectures on the Theory & Practice of Midwifery given by Thomas Young and collected by John Tennant.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Young was born in 1726. He was elected Professor of Midwifery at Edinburgh University on February 18, 1756. He made a number of changes to the curriculum, including establishing a formal class in midwifery for medical students and delivering instruction as a formal course of lectures. He also worked to dispel the common conception that educating female midwives was unnecessary and created a maternity ward at the Royal Infirmary at his own expense. In 1780, Young felt it necessary to divide his responsibilities with a colleague and he and Dr. Alexander Hamilton were appointed joint Professors of Midwifery on November 15. Young died in 1783.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480