Kōrero: Primary health care

Early care: 'Granny' Smithson, midwife (2 o 3)

Early care: 'Granny' Smithson, midwife

In the 19th and early 20th centuries babies were delivered by midwives as well as by doctors. 'Granny' Smithson, seen here in the mid-1930s, was a midwife who worked in Levin from the 1890s to the 1930s.

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Kete Horowhenua, Horowhenua Historical Society
Reference: 1977.004.0002.jpg

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Michael Belgrave, 'Primary health care - Early primary health care, mid-19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31512/early-care-granny-smithson-midwife (accessed 12 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Michael Belgrave, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2019