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  • Collection: Midwifery on Trial: Dolly Browder

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Published in the Independent Record during the 1989 legislative session.

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Published in the Missoulian around the time of Browder's 1988 trial.

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Published in the Missoulian around the time of Browder's 1988 trial.

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Published in the Missoulian around the time of Browder's 1988 trial.

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Published in the Missoulian around the time of Browder's 1988 trial.

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Pictured (L to R) are Leslie Fellers, Ollie Hamilton, Pat Schwaiger, Michelle Neal, Vicki Cain, Dolly Browder, and Patricia Murphy. This photograph was taken in 1991 when the listed midwives took the first national exam for licensure in Montana. …

The State of Montana established a process for licensing direct-entry midwives during the 1991 legislative session. Dolly Browder received the first direct-entry midwife license issued.

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Midwifery care typically focuses on educating the pregnant mother about the normal process of childbirth, and Browder used this diagram (part of a set that detailed the progression of pregnancy) to make clients aware of the positioning of internal…

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Midwifery care typically focuses on educating the pregnant mother about the normal process of childbirth, and Browder used this diagram (part of a set that detailed the progression of pregnancy) to make clients aware of the positioning of internal…

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Wooden fetoscopes were used to listen to fetal heartbeats and carried to births by Montana midwives in the late 1800s and early 1900s, prior to the availability of metal and rubber models. The more modern version also pictured was secured on the head…
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