Provisionally Licensed Midwives, 1989
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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. Results were reported a month or two later and all seven passed, making them the first licensed direct-entry midwives in the state.
Digital image held by the Women's Reproductive History Alliance (WRHA); original phtograph in the care of Dolly Browder, Missoula, Montana.
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