Marie Anne BoivinMarie Anne Boivin
French Midwife
1773 – 1841 A.D.

Marie Anne Boivin, a French midwife. She spent three years in the study of anatomy, and on being left a widow with a child and without fortune, she undertook the office of midwife at the Maternité Hospital, and in 1801 was appointed chief superintendent of the institution, to which at her suggestion a special school of accouchment [sic] was added.

An order of civil merit was conferred upon her, and she received the degree of M.D. Her Mémorial de l’Art des Accouchments [sic], published in 1824, passed through many editions.


Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.