Mary Ann Shah, CNM, MS, FACNM, is the Immediate Past President of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. She served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Nurse-Midwifery/Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health from 1975 to 2000 and, upon her retirement from that position, the title of Editor Emeritus was conferred upon her.
The Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health 1955–2005: Its Historic Milestones and Evolutionary Changes
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2005 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 50, Issue 2, pages 159–168, March-April 2005
How to Cite
Shah, M. A. (2005), The Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health 1955–2005: Its Historic Milestones and Evolutionary Changes. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 50: 159–168. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2004.11.001
There is a discrepancy between the Bulletin of the American College of Nurse-Midwifery, Vol. 1, No. 1, December 1955, which records 17 attendees at the first annual meeting in Kansas City in November 1955, and the official minutes of the first session of the meeting, which record 16 attendees. It is not possible to verify the accuracy of one record over the other.
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
From its very inception, the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health (JMWH) played a critical role in fostering and documenting major shifts in the professional landscape of midwifery through its editorial content. This article traces the history and evolution of JMWH, commemorates its rich heritage and monumental growth over the last half century, highlights issues that have transcended its 50-year history, and acknowledges the contributions of its leadership … past and present.