Midwifery is the art of assisting at childbirth. In ancient Greece and Rome, midwives had some formal training, but as the medical arts declined during medieval times, the skills a midwife possessed were gained solely from experience and lore. With the upsurge in medical science in Europe in the 16th c., formal medical training became more prevalent and professional schools of midwifery were established. How are the criteria for becoming a midwife in the US different from those in the UK?
Back in the day
In the 1990s, civil war broke out between the Serbian-dominated Yugoslavian Army and ethnic Albanian separatists seeking an independent Kosovo. Harsh Serbian repression and a breakdown in negotiations provoked NATO into a controversial bombing campaign against Serbia in March 1999. Serbia responded by forcing hundreds of thousands of ethnic Albanians to flee Kosovo, creating an enormous refugee problem. What roles did the UN play in the conflict?
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McNamara served as the US Secretary of Defense from 1961 to 1968. He accepted the post less than 5 weeks after being named president of the Ford Motor Company. As Secretary, he shifted US military strategy away from heavy reliance on nuclear weaponry and strengthened conventional fighting capacity. He initially supported the escalation of the Vietnam War, but his growing doubts led him to resign from the cabinet. He then became the president of what international organization?