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Call the Midwife - Jennifer Worth
ISBN: 0143123254
Publication Date: 2012-08-29
This is the first in the trilogy of Call the Midwife books. It is available here at the library and is worth a read for pleasure and for practitioners.

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Call the Midwife : Farewell to the East End - Jennifer Worth
ISBN: 0062270060
Publication Date: 2013-03-12
This is the last book (please note we don't have the second one yet, Shadows of the Workhouse, but we are ordering) in the Call the Midwife trilogy and we have it right here at Bobst. Finish off reading about the adventures of the East End midwives in this volume.

Tales from a Midwife : True Stories of the East End in the 1950s - Jennifer Worth
Publication Date: 2010
Soon to be added to our collection, this books is an abridged collection of all three books from the Call the Midwife trilogy.

Call the Midwife, Season One DVD
ISBN: 9781622243112
The first season of the BBC show based on the Call the Midwife trilogy is available for viewing from the Avery Fisher Center.


Images from the History of Medicine

March of Dimes, Join the March of Dimes, color fold-out post card, New York, c. 1948, 12.5 x 9.6 cm. (National Library of Medicine)

Here Today, Here Tomorrow, Varieties of Medical Ephemera,
(online version of an exhibit held at the National Library of Medicine
May 22-September 11, 1995).

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