Obstetrical Society of London

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Early 1859
3 April 1867
Isaac Baker Brown was expelled from the Obstetrical Society of London for failing to obtain patients' consent for performing clitoridectomies.
1870-1871
The Obstetrical Society of London reported on the activity of midwives.
1872
The Obstetrical Association of Midwives , an autonomous body, precursor to the Royal College of Midwives , was developed to campaign for better standing for female midwives.
1872
The Obstetrical Society of London began offering a three-month course which led to a midwifery diploma.
Early 1872
The Obstetrical Society began registering midwives through an examination and annual licensing system.
1880
A new type of disposable sanitary towels, encouraging greater mobility than diapers, were exhibited by Southall, Barclay, and Company of Birmingham.