Cover story: Meg Campbell's “Mother and Child”

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 24 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1708
  1. Tony Delamothe
  1. BMJ

    Given its subject matter, Simon Knowles's description of the pregnancy loss roadshow (p 1705) seemed an obvious choice for Christmas. Its visual references — to photographs, hand and foot prints, and identity bracelets — suggested that it might also provide the basis for this year's cover.

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    I saw Meg Campbell's etchings at an exhibition called “Reclaiming the Madonna: Artists as Mothers.” They came out of a joint residency at the Princess Anne Maternity Hospital, Southampton, with poet Fiona Sampson.

    In the catalogue, Ms Campbell moved from a description of a caesarean section to her …

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