Monday, October 25, 2010

Royal College of Midwives


The Royal College of Midwives! Midwives, most of whom were women, were important healers in Western societies for centuries until the professionalization (and masculinization) of the medical field pushed them to the margins. Not sure if this college is a remnant of the old days or an example of the growing popularity of midwives in the 21st century.

4 comments:

  1. Terrific shot. Missing a bit of scroll work in the bottom pane : )

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  2. I'm going with the new kind of midwives. Beautiful door.

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  3. My ex was and indeed may still be a member of this fine institution, though she did toy with the idea of joining the Association of Radical Midwives. Nice looking frontage, never seen it before.

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