Un manual para la formación de las comadronas españolas (1929)

  1. Herrera Rodríguez, Francisco
Cultura de los cuidados: Revista de Enfermería y Humanidades

ISSN: 1138-1728

Year of publication: 1997

Issue: 1

Pages: 37-42

Type: Article

DOI: 10.14198/CUID.1997.1.07 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openRUA editor

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The present study examines Piskacek's Manual for Midwives, published in Spain, 1929, a crucial year for the associative movement of the aforementioned professionals. The book "Manual para Matronas", written by an obstetrician with 30 years of experience in the education of midwives is analysed in its essential directional lines with some particular considerations for the situation midwives found themselves in during this period in the history of our country. The Manual underlines the lack of texts written in those years - the 1920's - specifically as regarding the education of midwives, who often made their own study using medical doctors' and obstreticians' compendia. It also underlines the importance of foreign influence in the education of Spanish sanitary staff.