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RUIZ-BERDUN, Dolores  and  GOMIS, Alberto. The purge of midwives in Madrid after the Civil War. Dynamis [online]. 2012, vol.32, n.2, pp.439-465. ISSN 2340-7948.

Midwives in Madrid became incorporated in different positions in the Administration during the years before the Civil War, explaining why the post-war purge took place in various branches. This study highlights the purge of midwives working in different departments of the Central University, those working as prison functionaries or similar occupations, and those purged by the College of Physicians of Madrid, who formed the majority. After explaining how the purge dossiers were compiled by the corresponding examining magistrate and describing the results obtained in each case, we name the midwives who received the most severe punishments and discuss the reasons given in each case.

Keywords : midwives; purge; University of Madrid; female prison officers; College of Medicine of Madrid.

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