Nurse Midwife

January 18, 2011 | Leave a Comment

About the Photoessay In 1951, Life Magazine was at it’s best and this issue had one of the best photographic essays ever by W. Eugene Smith. The 12 page story is titled “Nurse Midwife Maude Callen Eases Pain of Birth and Death” The story follows Maude and her work in Pineville, South Carolina (Berkley County) […]

About the Book Excerpt In this chapter from late in his autobiography Williams focuses on his subjective experience in caring for patients. The unusual truthfulness of patients in need, their “coming to grips with the intimate conditions of their lives,” inspires him both personally and artistically, as a poet. The things that patients reveal about […]