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SPOKESWOMAN FOR MIDWIFERY: Aileen Hogan

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  • Sally Austen Tom C.N.M., M.S.

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    • Sally Austen Tom, C.N.M., M.S., works part-time as a faculty member at Georgetown University's nurse-midwifery educational program and is the ACNM's Government Liaison.


  • This paper has been excerpted from Ms. Tom's unpublished Master's Thesis, “With Loving Hands: The Life Stories of Four Nurse-Midwives” © 1978 by Sally Austen Tom. (A biographical account of Rose McNaught appeared in JNM Vol. 24, no. 2, March/April 1979, pp. 3–8. A biographical account of Agnes Reinders appeared in JNM Vol. 25, no. 5, September/October 1980, pp. 9–12.)

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ABSTRACT

Aileen Hogan was a pioneer both of nurse-midwifery and of childbirth education. Through her work for the Maternity Center Association she traveled in the United States and Canada for 15 years teaching parents and nurses about childbirth education. She was the ACNM's first Executive Secretary and she helped organize the International Confederation of Midwives in Washington, D.C. Ms. Hogan was dedicated to preserving the history of nurse-midwifery and she served as the first chair of the Archives Committee of the ACNM.

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