History of Maastricht University in: Historical Compendium of the European Universities. | CRE. Genève 1984 127 interested in the training of surgeons and obstetricians. The 19 May 1825. On 10 June, 1925 Joseph Bosch was appointed province was also definitely in favour of a clinical school as is lector in obstetrics by the school. The letter from the minister evidenced in the province’s annual report of 1825. The in which his appointment was announced reiterated the express province was mainly interested in training midwives for the wish of the king that the school should also be equipped to countryside but, in order to combat quackery, they also train surgeons. Bosch received an annual salary of four hundred advocated for a sound education for ‘chirurgiens de campagne’. guilders and the mistress-midwife earned seventy five guilders However, Maastricht did not see the urgency of educating annually. The following year the annual report of the province barber-surgeons. The town had no shortage of barber-surgeons made mention of the success of the school and expressed its and they could be trained in Luik. Province, town and hospital intention to start training surgeons very shortly. This never governors were also unable to come to an agreement about happened, however. Although surgeons were trained in funding. Maastricht in those days, training was not delivered in a school. Finally, it was decided to establish a school that would A school for midwives was not a new development for only train midwives and pharmacists. The Provincial Maastricht. In 1779, midwifery training had been established to Committee, which counted several pharmacists among its eliminate the existing deplorable conditions. However, it is members, probably managed to force this through. The rules unlikely that midwifery training was actually put into effect. and regulations of this school gained royal approval on A new attempt was made in 1805 with moderate success.
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