Nursing History Review

Nursing History Review is a nursing journal focusing on nursing history

Articles from Vol. 18, 2010

An Officer and a Lady: Canadian Military Nursing and the Second World War
An Officer and a Lady: Canadian Military Nursing and the Second World War By Cynthia Toman (Vancouver, British Columbia: UBC Press, 2007) (396 pages; $85.00 CAD cloth; $32.95 CAD paper)The Second World War ended in 1945, and as we approach the sixty-fifth...
Armies of Peace: Canada and the UNRRA Years
Armies of Peace: Canada and the UNRRA Years By Susan Armstrong Reid and David Murray (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008) (482 pp; $20.00 USD cloth)Armies of Peace encompasses much more than nursing history. This well-researched and comprehensive...
Army Nurses of World War One: Service beyond Expectations
Army Nurses of World War One: Service Beyond Expectations. 2006. Lorraine Luciano and Casandra Jewell (Eds). Army Heritage Center Foundation, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Producer and Director: Anthony V. Rotolo. Narrator: Lisa Stofko. (DVD, 52 minutes $24.95),...
Cancer in the Twentieth Century
Cancer in the Twentieth Century Edited by David Cantor (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008) (350 pages; $25.00 paper)Cancer in the Twentieth Century is a compilation of selected papers presented at a 2004 same-named workshop at the National...
Community Nursing and Primary Healthcare in Twentieth-Century Britain
Community Nursing and Primary Healthcare in Twentieth-Century Britain By Helen M. Sweet with Rona Dougall (New York: Routledge, 2008) (266 pages; $95.00 cloth)Organized health services for the sick and vulnerable poor in their own communities have been...
Conflict and Compromise: Catholic and Public Hospital Partnerships
Abstract. This article analyzes the tensions and uneasy negotiations, based on a case study, that occurred among Catholic sisters, administrators, bishops, physicians, and the Vatican for more than seven years at a hospital in Austin, Texas. Here, the...
Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics
Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics. Harvard University Library, Open Collections Program, Cambridge, Mass 2008. Web site design: Robert Levers/Levers Advertising and Design. Funding by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Arcadia,...
Die Entwicklung der Krankenpflege Zur Staatlich Anerkannten Tätigkeit Im 19. Und Frühen 20. Jahrhundert: Das Zusammenwirken Von Modernisierungsbestrebungen, äRztlicher Dominanz, Konfessioneller Selbstbehauptung Und Vorgaben Preußischer Regierungspolitik [the Development of Nursing into a State-Approved Occupation in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century: The Entwined Influences of Modernization, Medical Domination, Assertion of Confessional (Religious) Independence, and Prussian State Politics]
Die Entwicklung der Krankenpflege zur staatlich anerkannten Tätigkeit im 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhundert: Das Zusammenwirken von Modernisierungsbestrebungen, ärztlicher Dominanz, konfessioneller Selbstbehauptung und Vorgaben preußischer Regierungspolitik...
Finance and Faith at the Catholic Maternity Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1944-1969
Abstract. In 1944, the Medical Mission Sisters opened the Catholic Maternity Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico, primarily to serve patients of Spanish American descent. The Maternity Institute offered nurse-midwifery care and functioned as a school to...
Florence Nightingale: The Making of an Icon
Florence Nightingale: The Making of an Icon By Mark Bostridge (New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2008) (647 pages; $35 cloth)Like Cleopatra, whose infinite variety time could not make stale, Florence Nightingale continues to fascinate us. Since Sir...
"Go to Ruth's House": The Social Activism of Ruth Lubic and the Family Health and Birth Center
Abstract. This case of the work of Ruth Watson Lubic, an internationally known nurse midwife and women's and children's health care activist, provides a modern-day example of the intersection of forceful individual personalities, nursing as a type of...
History and the Humanities
The headline of a recent New York Times article spelled out a clear warning. "In Tough Times," it proclaimed, "the Humanities Must Justify their Worth." 1 Reporter Patricia Cohen wrote of colleges and universities canceling or postponing faculty searches...
History of Nursing: Early Years. 2008. Insight Media/History of Nursing: The Development of a Profession. 2008. Insight Media
History of Nursing: Early Years. 2008. Insight Media. Producer: Jessica Tannenbaum, Director: Ken Lam. Insight Media. 2162 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10024. DVD, 35 minutes. ($199.00) www.insight-media.comHistory of Nursing: The Development of a Profession....
"I Am a Trained Nurse": The Nursing Identity of Anarchist and Radical Emma Goldman
Abstract. For more than a century, scholars have analyzed the many dimensions of Emma Goldman. Remembered as an agent of revolution, feminism, sexual freedom, anarchy, and atheism, Goldman's motives, personality, and actions have generated an entire...
Intensely Human: The Health of the Black Soldier in the American Civil War
Intensely Human: The Health of the Black Soldier in the American Civil War By Margaret Humphreys (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008) (197 pages; $40 cloth)Military mortality rates during the Civil War led to sweeping changes in military...
Looking Closely: Material and Visual Approaches to the Nurse's Uniform
I start by looking at a rare and remarkably complete uniform that belonged to Edna Muir while she was a student at Montreal's Western Hospital School for Nurses in 1917 (Figures 1 and 2). Her ankle-length dress buttons up center-front, with long sleeves...
Making Visible Embryos
Making Visible Embryos. 2008. Tatjana Buklijas and Nick Hopwood. An online exhibition developed by the University of Cambridge with support from the Wellcome Trust http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/visibleembryos/index.htmlTatjana Buklijas and Nick Hopwood's...
Mania: A Short History of Bipolar Disorder
Mania: A Short History of Bipolar Disorder By David Healy (Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008) (296 pages; $24.95 cloth)This well-written and compelling book goes well beyond the historical analysis of a single illness, bipolar disorder,...
Mary Breckinridge: The Frontier Nursing Service and Rural Health in Appalachia
Mary Breckinridge: The Frontier Nursing Service and Rural Health in Appalachia By Melanie Beals Goan (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 2008) (348 pages; $45.00 cloth)Melanie Beals Goan's Mary Breckinridge: The Frontier...
MCH Timeline: History, Legacy and Resources for Education and Practice
MCH Timeline: History , Legacy and Resources for Education and Practice. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, Md. Contributors: Greg Alexander,...
New Dissertations
Compiled for the Nursing History Review by Jonathon Erlen, PhD, history of medicine librarian, Health Sciences Library System, and assistant professor, Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. These...
Nurse Irene Shea Studies the "Kenny Method" of Treatment of Infantile Paralysis, 1942-1943
Abstract. In the 1940s nurses in the United States set out to learn the Kenny method of treating polio patients, which relied on hot packs and muscle strengthening exercises instead of the standard system of prolonged immobilization. Named for Sister...
Nurses across Borders: Foregrounding International Migration in Nursing History
Abstract. Although the international migration of nurses has played a formative role in increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of the health care labor force, nursing historians have paid very little attention to the theme of international migration...
Nursing Body and Soul in the Parish: Lutheran Deaconess Motherhouses in Germany and the United States
Abstract. In Lutheran Germany, parish nursing traditionally constituted the deaconesses' principal work. As "Christian mothers of the parish" they were charged with a wide spectrum of tasks, including nursing, social service, and pastoral care. At the...
Reframing Activism: Nursing and Social Action in the United States
Guest Editor's NoteIn April 2008, the members of the Sigerist Circle invited a group of historians of nursing to present their ideas about nursing and activism at its annual meeting, held in conjunction with that of the American Association for the History...
The Introduction of Deaconess Nurses at the German Hospital of the City of Philadelphia in the 1880s
Abstract. In 1884, seven deaconesses from Iserlohn, Germany, came to the Philadelphia German Hospital to take over nursing care and hospital administration. This article deals with the preparation and implementation of deaconess rule at the German Hospital...
The Place of Religion as an Interpretive Tool in Nursing History
Guest Editor's NoteOften historiography keeps religion at arm's length. In writing about the place of religion within history, David Gary Shaw discusses the challenges this brings, including rearranging "our conceptualizations of the religious and the...
"The Relation of the Nurse to the Working World": Professionalization, Citizenship, and Class in Germany, Great Britain, and the United States before World War I
Abstract. Campaigns for state nursing registration in the United States and Great Britain have a prominent place in the historical scholarship on nursing professionalization; the closely related German campaign has received less scholarly attention....
The W. K. Kellogg Foundation and the Nursing Profession: Shared Values, Shared Legacy
The W. K. Kellogg Foundation and the Nursing Profession: Shared Values, Shared Legacy By Joan E. Lynaugh, Helen K. Grace, Gloria R. Smith, Roseni R. Sena, Maria Mercedes Duran de Villalobos, and Mary Malehloka Hlalele (Indianapolis, Ind.: Sigma Theta...
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War By Drew Gilpin Faust (New York: Vintage Civil War Library, 2009) ($15.95; paper)Modern nurses focus on caring and competence at the bedside, but we need to remember that the presence of death...
Three Generations, No Imbeciles: Eugenics, the Supreme Court, and Buck V. Bell
Three Generations, No Imbeciles: Eugenics, the Supreme Court, and Buck v. Bell By Paul A. Lombardo (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008) (384 pages; $29.95 cloth)Paul Lombardo's book begins in the foothills of central Virginia in 1924. A...
Unnatural History: Breast Cancer and American Society
Unnatural History: Breast Cancer and American Society By Robert A. Aronowitz (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007) (378 pp.; $30.00 cloth)This historical study of breast cancer covering the past 200 years combines medical and cultural variables...