hide You are viewing an archived web page, collected at the request of University of Alberta using Archive-It. This page was captured on 18:06:28 Dec 08, 2010, and is part of the HCF Alberta Online Encyclopedia collection. The information on this web page may be out of date. See All versions of this archived page. Loading media information
Heritage Community Foundation Presents
Alberta Online Encyclopedia
Women of Aspenland: Images from central Alberta See more of the Virtual Museum of Canada
HomeThe ProjectSearchSitemapContactAbout UsEdukits

The Women
Social Landscape
The Region

Search for Aspenland Artifacts
Visit Alberta Source!
Heritage Community Foundation.

Home Remedies and Midwifery



From the early pioneer days, health care fell within women's domain. Before the construction of hospitals and the existence of trained nurses and doctors, caring for the ill and elderly was the responsibility of women. A cult of home remedies and midwifery developed as a result of this demand on women. Using what little resources were available and making use of shared medical knowledge, some women, like midwives, even became identified as the local experts in certain health-care practices.



Copyright © 2002 Heritage Community Foundation All Rights Reserved

Albertasource.ca | Contact Us | Partnerships
            For more on women and Western settlement, visit Peel’s Prairie Provinces.
Copyright © Heritage Communty Foundation All Rights Reserved