Lecture Description

This lecture compares the life of Patty Sessions, a midwife who was part of the Mormon migration in the 1840s, with Martha Moore Ballard, the subject of my 1990 book, A Midwife’s Tale. Born only a few miles from where Ballard lived, Sessions’s daily diaries show what did and did not change in the practice of midwifery in the 19th century.

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Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

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