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Record Group Number: 000894
Series/Collection Number: .S 904
Creator: Florida. State Board of Health.
Title, Dates: Midwife program files, 1924-1975.
Amount: 5.50 cubic ft.
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Summary:     This series contains the midwife program files of the State Board of Health from 1924 to 1975.  The Board initiated a midwife licensing program in 1931 to reduce infant mortality and to promote maternal and child health.  The records include midwife summaries and licensing records which include both the State Board of Health (1941-1969) and its successor agency, the Division of Health (1970-1975) records.
    The series contains correspondence, reports of legislation, essays on midwifery, midwife manuals and publications, photographs, midwife summaries, licenses and record cards.  The summaries record, by year and county, the currently licensed midwives in each county. Midwife record cards contain yearly health checkup records, race, literacy and education level, and consulting physicians.
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Subject Access Fields: Child welfare Florida
Midwives Florida
Professions Licenses Florida
African American midwives Florida.
African Americans History 1877-1964. Florida
Women's health services Florida
Photographs. aat
Slides. aat
Negatives. aat
Added Entries Florida. Division of Health.