The Blue Cotton Gown

The Blue Cotton Gown

A Midwife's Memoir

Book - 2008
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Patricia Harman, a nurse-midwife, manages a women's health clinic with her husband, Tom, an ob-gyn, in West Virginia--a practice where patients open their hearts, where they find care and sometimes refuge. Patsy's memoir juxtaposes the tales of these women with her own story of keeping a small medical practice solvent and coping with personal challenges.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, c2008
ISBN: 9780807072912
Branch Call Number: 618.2009 HARMAN
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 23 cm


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Jul 02, 2014

I am glad that I read Arms Wide Open first and this book is a "tougher" read, written about a very tough year or two in the life of Ms. Harman and her family. It also tells of some patients with very very difficult, gut-wrenching life problems.

ChristchurchLib Jan 22, 2014

"Author Patricia Harman is a midwife married to an ob-gyn specialist; together they run a women's health clinic. In this appealing and informative memoir, Harman relates details of her personal life and explains how she interacts with her patients and their families. Based on a year from Harman's journal, The Blue Cotton Gown realistically includes details of stress, personal health issues, and the clinic's financial problems. Harman also compellingly recounts stories from patients at this small West Virginia health centre that's devoted to women's emotional and physical needs." Biography and Memoir January 2014 newsletter


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