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Lucy Baldwin Gas-Oxygen Analgesia Apparatus

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Lucy Baldwin- Countess Baldwin of Bewdley, wife of Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, and maternity health activist. This gas-oxygen analgesia apparatus would have been administered to women in labour as a source of pain relief. It is named after Lucy Baldwin in honour of her efforts to advance the practice of midwifery and the care of expecting mothers. She campaigned for equal care for all mothers during labour, setting up a fund in order that women of all financial backgrounds could access anaesthesia when needed.

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c. 1950s

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2003/74

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Length: 21.5 cm

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Metal

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Lucy Baldwin- Countess Baldwin of Bewdley, wife of Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, and maternity health activist. This gas-oxygen analgesia apparatus would have been administered to women in labour as a source of pain relief. It is named after Lucy Baldwin in honour of her efforts to advance the practice of midwifery and the care of expecting mothers. She campaigned for equal care for all mothers during labour, setting up a fund in order that women of all financial backgrounds could access anaesthesia when needed.

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Portrait of James Wilson 1783-1854

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Seated half-length in a black suit on a dark background.

The early part of Wilson's career is shrouded in mystery, but it is believed he began his medical studies at the University of Glasgow. It is thought that he qualified in medicine through the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow as a Licentiate, becoming a full member of the Faculty in 1816.

Wilson was one of the founding members of the Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital in its early days at Greyfriars Wynd and St Andrew's Square. He acted as first and senior physician at this lying-in hospital until his death.

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19th century

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89

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125.5 x 100 cm

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oil on canvas

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Seated half-length in a black suit on a dark background.

The early part of Wilson's career is shrouded in mystery, but it is believed he began his medical studies at the University of Glasgow. It is thought that he qualified in medicine through the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow as a Licentiate, becoming a full member of the Faculty in 1816.

Wilson was one of the founding members of the Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital in its early days at Greyfriars Wynd and St Andrew's Square. He acted as first and senior physician at this lying-in hospital until his death.


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Portrait of William Loudon Reid MD 1845-1931

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Half-length portrait of Reid wearing a black jacket.

William Louden Reid graduated MB, CM from the University of Glasgow in 1866, and had acted as a dresser to Joseph Lister as a student. He gained his MD in 1869 and became a Fellow of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1877. In the same year he began working as a physician at the Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital.

He held several other position in Glasgow during his career; Obstetric Physician to the Royal Maternity Hospital, Professor of Midwifery and Diseases of Children in the Anderson College, Gynaecologist to the Western Infirmary and Consulting Surgeon to the Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women.

He became an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1931. Reid served as their President from 1905-1907.

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Crawford, Robert Cree (Scottish painter, 1842-1924)

Date

19th century

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36

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74 x 61.5 cm

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oil on canvas

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Half-length portrait of Reid wearing a black jacket.

William Louden Reid graduated MB, CM from the University of Glasgow in 1866, and had acted as a dresser to Joseph Lister as a student. He gained his MD in 1869 and became a Fellow of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1877. In the same year he began working as a physician at the Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital.

He held several other position in Glasgow during his career; Obstetric Physician to the Royal Maternity Hospital, Professor of Midwifery and Diseases of Children in the Anderson College, Gynaecologist to the Western Infirmary and Consulting Surgeon to the Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women.

He became an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1931. Reid served as their President from 1905-1907.

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Photograph of Remnants of the Royal Maternity Hospital at Rottenrow

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Photograph showing some of the architectural remnants of the Royal Maternity Hospital at Rottenrow in the city centre of Glasgow.

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Kirsty Earley

Date

c. 2020

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Photograph showing some of the architectural remnants of the Royal Maternity Hospital at Rottenrow in the city centre of Glasgow.

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