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Midwife

Meet Miriam Kobey, “Denver’s Angel of Mercy”

An Orthodox Jewish woman from Suwalki, Poland, Miriam (Mary) Rachofsky (Kobey) was an unlikely pioneer on the western frontier. Her passion for helping others led to a successful career as a midwife in Denver at a time when very few women ran their own businesses.   

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Midwife." (Viewed on May 27, 2016) <http://jwa.org/blog/midwife>.

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