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The Resource Crown street women's hospital : a history 1893-1983, Judith Godden

Crown street women's hospital : a history 1893-1983, Judith Godden

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Crown street women's hospital : a history 1893-1983
Title
Crown street women's hospital
Title remainder
a history 1893-1983
Statement of responsibility
Judith Godden
Title variation
Crown street womens hospital
Title variation remainder
a history 1893-1983
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The history of Sydney's pioneering maternity hospital is also a history of medical care for women in Australia, from the days of untrained midwives to alternative birthing units
  • Crown Street Women's Hospital was the largest maternity hospital in Australia. Situated in the heart of Surry Hills, it was the hospital where the poorest women in Sydney went to have their babies...Founded in 1893, it took in young women with nowhere else to go, and it had a long history of caring for Aboriginal women and babies, and later also immigrant women. In its final years, 'Crown Street' as it was affectionately known, made a name for itself treating drug-addicted pregnant women. Known from its early years as an innovative institution, some of Australia's leading obstetricians, nurses were proud to work there, and it was the home of many innovations in women's health such as Australia's first alternative birth centre. When the decision was made to close it down, there was a public uproar and demonstrations in the streets...The history of Crown Street is the history of Sydney's underbelly. From grief over forced adoptions, the steady stream of botched abortions, to the stories of women and babies restored to health, and of the staff and army of volunteers, we see the powerful role this single institution played in the lives of many women across the city
Summary
Crown Street Women's Hospital was the largest women's hospital in NSW. Located in the heart of Surry Hills, it was a referral hospital for women throughout the State and a leading teaching centre for obstetricians and midwives. Affectionately known as 'Crown Street', an essential part of its role was caring for the poorest and most marginalised women in Sydney... The announcement of Crown Street's closure resulted in public uproar and demonstrations in the streets. This comprehensive history reflects Sydney's rich past, and reveals why Crown Street's 90 years had such a powerful impact on so many.
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contains biographical information
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10643133
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Godden, Judith
Dewey number
994.41
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  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Women's Hospital (Crown Street)
  • Women's Hospital (Crown Street)
  • Women's Hospital (Crown Street)
  • Hospitals
  • Hospitals
  • New South Wales
  • New South Wales
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adult
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a history 1893-1983
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Crown street women's hospital : a history 1893-1983, Judith Godden
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-370) and index
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Control code
000058899676
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 382 pages, 64 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743318409
Lccn
2017392930
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
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(OCoLC)962263640
Label
Crown street women's hospital : a history 1893-1983, Judith Godden
Publication
Copyright
Note
Record machine-generated from publisher information
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058899676
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 382 pages, 64 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743318409
Lccn
2017392930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)962263640

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