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Title

Lucy Baldwin Gas-Oxygen Analgesia Apparatus

Description

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.

Creator

British Oxygen Company

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2003/74

Publisher

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 21.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Lucy Baldwin Gas-Oxygen Analgesia Apparatus

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 21.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Files

2003.74_Lucy Baldwin apparatus 13.jpg
2003.74_Lucy Baldwin apparatus 12.jpg
2003.74_Lucy Baldwin apparatus 4.jpg

Collection

Citation

British Oxygen Company, “Lucy Baldwin Gas-Oxygen Analgesia Apparatus,” Heritage, accessed December 16, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/38.