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Listen to me good : the life story of an Alabama midwife

Author: Margaret Charles Smith; Linda Janet Holmes
Publisher: Columbus : Ohio State University Press, ©1996.
Series: Women & health (Columbus, Ohio)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Margaret Charles Smith, a ninety-one-year-old Alabama midwife, has thousands of birthing stories to tell. Sifting through nearly five decades of providing care for women in rural Greene County, she relates the tales that capture the life-and-death struggle of the birthing experience and the traditions, pharmacopeia, and spiritual attitudes that influenced her practice. Believed to be the oldest living (though
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Smith, Margaret Charles, 1906-
Listen to me good.
Columbus : Ohio State University Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)623195000
Named Person: Margaret Charles Smith; Margaret Charles Smith; Margaret Charles Smith
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Charles Smith; Linda Janet Holmes
ISBN: 0814207006 9780814207000 0814207014 9780814207017
OCLC Number: 34604137
Notes: "A Helen Hooven Santmyer Prize winner."
"A sandstone book"--Page [i].
Description: xvii, 178 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Going to Greene County --
1. Growing Up --
2. Pregnancy --
3. Official Midwife --
4. Birth Practices --
5. Civil Rights --
6. Last Days.
Series Title: Women & health (Columbus, Ohio)
Responsibility: Margaret Charles Smith and Linda Janet Holmes.
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Margaret Charles Smith, a ninety-one-year-old Alabama midwife, has thousands of birthing stories to tell. Sifting through nearly five decades of providing care for women in rural Greene County, she relates the tales that capture the life-and-death struggle of the birthing experience and the traditions, pharmacopeia, and spiritual attitudes that influenced her practice. Believed to be the oldest living (though retired) traditional African American midwife in Alabama,

Smith is one of the few who can recount old-time birthing ways.

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