Nursing History Review

Nursing History Review is a nursing journal focusing on nursing history

Articles from Vol. 13, 2005

Addendum
The following are additions to Jonathan Erlen's "The Nursing History Bibliographic Project: Doctoral Dissertations in the History of Nursing" published in the Nursing History Review 12 (2004)."The History of the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Portland...
Advocacy and Action: 100 Years of Indiana Nursing and the Indiana State Nurses' Association
Advocacy and Action: 100 Years of Indiana Nursing and the Indiana State Nurses' Association Edited by Marjorie Lentz Porter and Barbra Mann Wall (Virginia Beach, VA: The Donning Company Publishers, 2003) (144 pages; $29 ISNA member; $39.00 non-ISNA member,...
A Merciful End: The Euthanasia Movement in Modern America
A Merciful End: The Euthanasia Movement in Modern America By Ian Dowbiggin (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003) (250 pages; $28.00 cloth)For any nurse who has pondered the dilemmas of end-of-life issues, this book by Ian Dowbiggin adds an historical...
American Nurse-Midwifery: A Hyphenated Profession with a Conflicted Identity
I do not like the phrase nursing and midwifery. . . .To me it implies that midwifery is specialized nursing. It is nursing.-Comment on Committee on Organization questionnaire, 1954(1)No other country except the United States is struggling with the mistaken...
"A Necessity in the Nursing World": The Chicago Nurses Professional Registry, 1913-1950
In 1923, Lucy Van Frank, Head Registrar of the Chicago-based Nurses Professional Registry, addressed the annual meeting of the Illinois State Nurses Association (ISNA).1 The main topic of her talk centered on the problems encountered in administering...
"A Place for the Better Technical Education of Nurses": The Dublin Metropolitan Technical School for Nurses, 1893-1969
Founded on December 16, 1893 to provide "a place for the better technical education of nurses in Dublin," the Dublin Metropolitan Technical School for Nurses is reputed to have been the first centralized nurse training school in the world.1 At the time...
Bittersweet: Diabetes, Insulin, and the Transformation of Illness
Bittersweet: Diabetes, Insulin, and the Transformation of Illness By Chris Feudtner (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003) (290 pages; $29.95 cloth).The recent upsurge of diabetes mellitus in the American population has heightened the...
Corsets to Camouflage: Women and War
Corsets to Camouflage: Women and War By Kate Adie (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2003) (246 pages, £20.00 cloth [-$36.00 USD])Corsets to Camouflage: Women and War is the companion book to the exhibition of the same name held at the Imperial War Museum...
Critical Issues in the Use of Biographic Methods in Nursing History
bio: life graph: writing1I brushed up against the renowned Canadian nurse Ethel Johns in front of a stone hearth in the Woodward Biomedical Library at the University of British Columbia. That is to say, I ran my fingertips along the edges of her aged...
Dead on Arrival: The Politics of Health-Care in Twentieth Century America
Dead on Arrival: The Politics of Health-Care in Twentieth Century America By Colin Gordon (Princeton, NJ and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2003) (336 pages; $29.95 cloth)Colin Gordon has written a hard book. It addresses a complex topic and the...
Dead or Alive: HIPAA's Impact on Nursing Historical Research
Access to patient information is integral to nursing historical research; the essential work of nurses cannot be separated from patient care. Yet the 1996 Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), places new barriers...
Disease in the History of Modern Latin America: From Malaria to AIDS
Disease in the History of Modern Latin America: From Malaria to AIDS Edited by Diego Armus (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003) (326 pages; $21.95 paper).Although they are our neighbors and trade partners, Latin American countries and their public...
Don't Kill Your Baby: Public Health and the Decline of Breast-Feeding in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Don't Kill Your Baby: Public Health and the Decline of Breast-feeding in the 19th and 20th Centuries By Jacqueline H. Wolf (Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2001) (290 pages; $64.95 cloth; $24.95 paper)Jacqueline Wolf's Don't Kill Your Baby...
Dying in the City of the Blues: Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Health
Dying in the City of the Blues: Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Health By Keith Wailoo (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2001) (338 pages; $34.95 cloth; $16.95 paper).In Dying in the City of the Blues: Sickle Anemia...
Editor's Note
In The Landscape of History, John Lewis Gaddis describes asking the distinguished historian William H. McNeil to explain historical research methods to a group of social, physical, and biological scientists. McNeil described his approach.I get curious...
Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino-American History
Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino-American History By Catherine Ceniza Choy (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003) (257 pages; $59.95 cloth; $19.95 paper).For nearly six decades, the Philippines has led the world in sending nurses...
Hospital Infection: From Miasmas to MRSA
Hospital Infection: From Miasmas to MRSA By Graham A. J. Ayliffe and Mary P. English (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003) (288 pages; $100 cloth, $40 paper)For centuries, there has been much discussion about the problem of hospital-acquired infections....
Lives in Context: The Art of Life History Research
Lives in Context: The Art of Life History Research By Ardra L. Cole and J. Gary Knowles (Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2001) (262 pages; $72.00 cloth; $24.95 paper)Ardra L. Cole and J. Gary Knowles present an in-depth look into the process of doing...
Looking Good: College Women and Body Image, 1875-1930
Looking Good: College Women and Body Image, 1875-1930 By Margaret A. Lowe (Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003) (212 pages; $40 cloth).North American women began to enroll in institutions of higher learning in significant numbers...
Missions for Science: U. S. Technology and Medicine in America's African World
Missions for Science: U. S. Technology and Medicine in America's African World By David McBride (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2002) (308 pages: $40.00 cloth)In Missions for Science: U.S. Technology and Medicine in America's African World,...
Nursing Education Moves into the University: The Story of the Hadassah School of Nursing in Jerusalem, 1918-1984
The acceptance of nursing as a profession taught in universities reflects basic changes in the essence of nursing as a vocation. The characteristics of university-level education include a specific and unique body of knowledge, entrance requirements,...
Nursing Ethics in Modern China: Conflicting Values and Competing Role Requirements
Nursing Ethics in Modern China: Conflicting Values and Competing Role Requirements by Pang S. Mei-chen (New York and Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2003) (265 pages; $52 paper)With inroads of market forces in China and implementation of a "one-child policy" since...
Revisiting the 1925 Johns Report on African-American Nurses
In 1925 the Rockefeller Foundation surveyed conditions of training and employment for African-American nurses in the United States. The foundation was interested in supporting nurse training for African-American women: the survey, according to official...
Right Living: An Anglo-American Tradition of Self-Help Medicine and Hygiene
Right Living: An Anglo-American Tradition of Self-Help Medicine and Hygiene Edited by Charles E. Rosenberg (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003) (236 pages; $40.00 cloth)Is the focus of historical research of the healing arts changing?...
Science at the Borders: Immigrant Medical Inspection and the Shaping of the Modern Industrial Labor Force
Science at the Borders: Immigrant Medical Inspection and the Shaping of the Modern Industrial Labor Force By Amy L. Fairchild (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003) (408 pages; $48 cloth)Conventional wisdom holds that the sole purpose of screening...
The King's Midwives: The 1764 Midwifery Expedition to Saint Domingue and Why It Failed
In 1764, the French ministry sent a group of trained and licensed French midwives to Saint Domingue (now known as Haiti), a French colony on the western half of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean.1 The French state empowered these women to practice...
The Rise of Mental Health Nursing: A History of Psychiatric Care in Dutch Asylums, 1890-1920
The Rise of Mental Health Nursing: A History of Psychiatric Care in Dutch Asylums, 1890-1920 By Geertje Boschma (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2003; distributed in the United States by University of Chicago Press) (324 pages; $30.00 paper)Geertje...
Tuskegee's Truths: Rethinking the Tuskegee Syphilis Study
Tuskegee's Truths: Rethinking the Tuskegee Syphilis Study Edited by Susan M. Reverby (Chapel Hill, NC, and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2000) (637 pages; $69.95 cloth; $27.50 paper).Tuskegee 's Truths: Rethinking the Tuskegee Syphilis...
With a Dauntless Spirit: Alaska Nursing in Dog-Team Days
With a Dauntless Spirit: Alaska Nursing in Dog-Team Days Edited by Effie Graham, Jackie Pflaum, and Elfrida Nord (Fairbanks AK: University of Alaska Press, 2003) (345 pages; $45.99 cloth; $21.95 paper)Imagine being a public health nurse having to travel...
Women in Green: The Contributions of Hadassah Nursing to Immigrant and Refugee Health in Pre-State and the Early Years of the State of Israel
The contemporary image of health-care in Israel is one of laser technology, nuclear medicine, and high-tech research. Yet the early years were reflected in the green uniform of the public health nurse who established a foundation of hygiene, sanitation,...