Critical Issues in the Use of Biographic Methods in Nursing History
Grypma, Sonya J., Nursing History Review
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I 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 letters, mostly typed on blue tissue-thin chapter with a jumpy typewriter. I had already read Margaret Street's comprehensive, award-winning biography and through it became acquainted with Johns and her unique brand of nursing leadership during the 192Os and 1930s.2 Street did not have access to the letters I fingered, however, and handling them brought a thrill of discovery. I began to comprehend the allure of historiography. …
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Publication information: Article title: Critical Issues in the Use of Biographic Methods in Nursing History. Contributors: Grypma, Sonya J. - Author. Journal title: Nursing History Review. Volume: 13. Publication date: January 1, 2005. Page number: 171+. © Springer Publishing Company 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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