Now that the East End is suddenly fashionable, even Shoreditch and Brick Lane, what has happened to Wapping where I trained and which used to be so scruffy? In those far off days when a woman was admitted with an attempted abortion, euphemistically called "incomplete abortion", the police had to be notified and a policewoman would sit by the bed (drinking tea with the night nurse) until the unfortunate patient (who probably already had half a dozen children at least) was well enough to be arrested.
Si eres un usuario registrado puedes interactuar con la comunidad aportando tu opinión o contenidos.
John the Divine, an Anglican religious order of nuns founded in London in 1848.
The order relocated to Birmingham in 1976, and ceased to practice midwifery in 1990.
See more » When Vanessa Redgrave (the voice of mature Jenny) appears on screen for the first time, the on-screen caption gives the date as 2005 and she is considering writing her memoirs.
However by 2005, the first two volumes (Call the Midwife and Shadows of the Workhouse) had already been published.
See more » As I was a student nurse in the East End of London during the mid fifties,(now an ex-pat living in Mexico) this series brings back many memories.
I'm glad that some episodes include general nursing and even male patients as well as midwifery.
Perhaps doctors were not always as good as the nurses in those days.
I even remember an anaesthetist who sat doing his crossword puzzles during operations and no one dared utter a word of reproach.
Sister Winifred treats a young Jewish woman whose mother is plagued by remembrances of the Holocaust.