Mageras, Georgia Lathouris (1867–1950)

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article
views updated

Mageras, Georgia Lathouris (1867–1950)

Greek midwife. Name variations: Magerou, the Greek Midwife. Born Georgia Lathouris, 1867 in Achladokambos, Greece; died of leukemia in 1950; m. Nick "Niko" Mageras (an Austrian, died 1946); children: 7.

With husband, moved to Snaketown, Utah, a community with other Greek immigrant families; treated immigrant male workers and was particularly good at caring for broken bones; as a midwife, boasted a perfect record (0 deaths); was adamant about sanitation and cleanliness when delivering; cared for both mother and child patients until the baby was baptized; assisted physicians and actively worked into her late 70s.