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07-06-2006

Clarkson Professor Authors Book on the Role of Nurse-Midwifery in America

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Clarkson University Associate Professor of History Laura Ettinger has published a book titled Nurse-Midwifery: The Birth of a New American Profession. The book describes the occupation of the nurse-midwife beginning with its development in the 1920s and through the last century to the role it plays in health care today. Clarkson Professor Authors Book on the Role of Nurse-Midwifery in America

Ettinger's scholarly interests include the history of medicine, women's history, and modern American history. More specifically, she is interested in the history of American nurse-midwives, the culture of childbirth, gender, the structure of American health care, and oral history. Ettinger has published five articles in various publications. Nurse-midwifery: The Birth of a New American Profession is her first book.

The book is published by Ohio State University Press. Established in 1957, the prestigious printer publishes 30 books a year, and in the past has published such notable titles as Language Files, The Centenary Edition of the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Death of Contract, and Listen to Me Good, Journal of Higher Education, as well as the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking.

Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York, is a private, nationally ranked university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business, the sciences, health sciences and the humanities. At Clarkson, 3,000 high-ability students excel in an environment where learning is not only positive, friendly and supportive but spans the boundaries of traditional disciplines and knowledge. Faculty achieves international recognition for their research and scholarship and connects students to their leadership potential in the marketplace through dynamic, real-world problem solving.

PHOTO CAPTION: Clarkson University Associate Professor Laura Ettinger's new book, Nurse-Midwifery: The Birth of a New American Profession, is published by Ohio State University Press.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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