nurse-midwife :

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  • n  a registered nurse who has received special training as a midwife

  • Trained as a nurse-midwife during the 1960s in New York City's Harlem and in Dayton, Ohio, she spent the early years of her career in the trenches, caring for women and girls .
  • Her nurse-midwife Bonnie Frontino discovered her picture on what looked like WANTED posters all around her neighborhood; sheriffs began patrolling the area of her house.
  • Nursing has long had such specialists as the nurse-midwife and the nurse-anesthetist who assisted at surgery.

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