Nursing History Review

Nursing History Review is a nursing journal focusing on nursing history

Articles from Vol. 20, 2012

A Contemporary History of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps
A Contemporary History of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps By Mary T. Sarnecky (Washington, DC: The Office of The Surgeon General, Borden Institute, 2010) (620 pages, $102.99 cloth)In A Contemporary History of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, Mary T. Sarnecky compiles...
American Catholic Hospitals: A Century of Changing Markets and Missions
American Catholic Hospitals: A Century of Changing Markets and Missions By Barbra Mann Wall (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2011) (256 pages, $45.95 cloth)This ambitious volume traces the evolution of Catholic hospitals from the 1930s through...
American Nursing: A History of Knowledge, Authority, and the Meaning of Work
American Nursing: A History of Knowledge, Authority, and the Meaning of Work By Patricia D'Antonio (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010) (251 pages, $60.00 cloth; $30.00 paper)Patricia D'Antonio's wide-ranging history presents a key piece...
A Voice for Nurses: A History of the Royal College of Nursing, 1916-1990
A Voice for Nurses: A History of the Royal College of Nursing, 1916-1990 By Susan McGann, Anne Crowther, and Rona Dougall (Manchester, UK, and New York: Manchester University Press, 2009) (358 pages, £19.99 paper, £65.00 cloth)This book offers an excellent...
Beverly J. McElmurry, 9 August 1937-14 May 2010: Architect for Nursing History
Very few current nursing historians realize the impact that Beverly J. McElmurry had on their field of study. As a cheerleader for nursing history, her work in the late 1970s brought visibility to a field that was barely recognized by nursing leaders....
Breakthrough: The Dramatic Story of the Discovery of Insulin
Breakthrough: The Dramatic Story of the Discovery of Insulin. Held at the New York Historical Society New York, NY, 5 October 2010-31 January 2011. Curated by Jean Ashton and Stephen Edidin. https://www.nyhistory.org/web/ default.php?section5exhibits_collections&page5exhibit_detail&id57526899"Diabetes...
Celebrating Nurses: A Visual History
Celebrating Nurses: A Visual History By Christine Hallett (Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, Inc., 2010) (192 pages, US $24.99, Canada $29.99 cloth)At first glance, Celebrating Nurses: A Visual History, by Christine Hallett, appears to be another...
China Confidential: Methodological and Ethical Challenges in Global Nursing Historiography
Abstract. As the history of nursing as a field of scholarship expands its global consciousness, it seems timely to join other scholars of international history in rethinking conventional approaches to historiography. The lament by mission scholars at...
Community Mental Health Nursing in Alberta, Canada: An Oral History
Abstract. Community mental health nurses had a central role in the construction of new rehabilitative practices and community mental health services in the 1960s and 1970s. The purpose of this article is, first, to explore how nurses understood and created...
Florence Nightingale at First Hand
Florence Nightingale at First Hand By Lynn McDonald (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2010) (197 pages, $24.95 paper)The purpose of this book is to present Florence Nightingale firsthand. It is more than a biography of Nightingale...
Florence Nightingale Museum
Florence Nightingale Museum. Established and maintained by the Florence Nightingale Museum Trust. Located at St. Thomas' Hospital, London, United Kingdom. Permanent exhibition, opened 12 May 2010. Museum Director: Natasha McEnroe. Designer: Kossmanm.Dejong....
Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing and Notes on Nursing for the Labouring Classes: Commemorative Edition with Historical Commentary
Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing and Notes on Nursing for the Labouring Classes: Commemorative Edition With Historical Commentary Edited by Victor Skretkowicz (New York: Springer Publishing, 2010) (461 pages, $40.00 cloth)Why should another edition...
Freed to Care, Proud to Nurse: 100 Years of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation
Freed to Care, Proud to Nurse: 100 Years of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation By Mary Ellen O'Connor (Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts, 2010) (310 pages, NZ $59.99 cloth)When the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) leaders invited author...
Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egypt
Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egypt By Hibba Abugideiri (Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishers, 2010) (268 pages, $119.95 cloth)Hibba Abugideiri's Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egypt highlights how gender,...
Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank
Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth From the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank By Randi Hunter Epstein (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2010) (302 pages, $24.95 cloth)Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth From the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank is an...
Go, and Do Thou Likewise: A History of the Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing, 1877-1979
Go, and Do Thou Likewise: A History of the Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing, 1877-1979 By Shirley H. Fondiller (New York: Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, Inc., 2007) (316 pages, $39.88...
Health and Medicine on Display: International Expositions in the United States, 1876-1904
Health and Medicine on Display: International Expositions in the United States, 1876-1904 By Julie K. Brown (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009) (326 pages, $45.00 cloth)International expositions, Julie K. Brown mentions in Health and Medicine on Display,...
Historical Thinking and the Shaping of Nursing Identity
Abstract. Nursing history was a core component of nurse training programs as early as 1907, when American Adelaide Nutting published her three-volume history. However, it had all but disappeared by the end of the 20th century, supplanted by other subjects....
History for the Future (of Nursing)
On October 5, 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM)1 released the report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.2 Based on the two yearlong deliberations of a stellar committee chaired by former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna...
Learning Historical Research
Learning Historical Research. Contributors: William Cronon, Liese Dart, Brian Hamilton, Abigail Popp, Emma Schroeder, Po-Yi Hung, Jacquelyn Gill, Stillman Wagstaff, Stephen Laubach, Brien Barrett, Cathy DeShano, Jesse Gant, Genya Erling, Michelle Niemann,...
Maternal Expectations: New Mothers, Nurses, and Breastfeeding
Abstract. By the middle of the 20th century, breastfeeding rates had fallen to less than 20% in some areas of the United States. Despite these grim statistics, many mothers continued to seek information, advice, and the experience of breastfeeding their...
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, PA. These dissertations...
Notes on Nightingale: The Influence and Legacy of a Nursing Icon
Notes on Nightingale: The Influence and Legacy of a Nursing Icon Edited by Sioban Nelson and Anne Marie Rafferty (Ithaca & London: ILR/Cornell University Press, 2010) (172 pages, $59.95 cloth, $18.95 paper)Notes on Nightingale: The Influence and...
Nurse: Past, Present and Future: The Making of Modern Nursing
Nurse: Past, Present and Future: The Making of Modern Nursing By Kate Trant and Susan Usher (London, UK: Black Dog Publishing Limited, 2010) (192 pages, $29.95)Examining the historical evolution and contemporary status of nursing internationally from...
Nurses' Voices: Memories of Nursing at St. George's Hospital, London, 1930-1990
Nurses' Voices: Memories of Nursing at St. George's Hospital, London, 1930-1990 By Carol McCubbin and Ines Warsop (with project research members Kath Start, Clare Quinn, and Georgina Aronin) (London: Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences-Kingston...
Nursing and Women's Labour in the Nineteenth Century: The Quest for Independence
Nursing and Women's Labour in the Nineteenth Century: The Quest for Independence By Sue Hawkins (London and New York: Routledge Press, 2010) (228 pages, $125.00 hardcover)It is strange to have one's own words come back to haunt. In 1999, Sue Hawkins...
Nursing the Finest Art: An Illustrated History (Third Edition)
Nursing the Finest Art: An Illustrated History (Third Edition) By M. Patricia Donahue (Philadelphia: Mosby, Inc./Elsevier, 2011) (390 pages, $59.95 cloth)Beautifully and richly illustrated with photographs and art from periods throughout the ages, the...
Permeable Walls: Historical Perspectives on Hospital and Asylum Visiting
Permeable Walls: Historical Perspectives on Hospital and Asylum Visiting Edited by Graham Mooney and Jonathan Reinarz (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009) (The Wellcome Series in the History of Medicine) (352 pages, euro70.00, $98.00)Who were hospital visitors...
Prescribed Norms: Women and Health in Canada and the United States since 1800
Prescribed Norms: Women and Health in Canada and the United States Since 1800 By Cheryl Krasnick Warsh (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010) (316 pages, $70.00 cloth; $34.95 paper)Cheryl Krasnick Warsh is a history professor at Vancouver Island...
The History of Vaccines: A Project of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
The History of Vaccines: A Project of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. 2010. Sponsored by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Web site design and development: Night Kitchen Interactive. http://www.historyofvaccines.org/Since its introduction...
The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic
The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases From a State Hospital Attic By Darby Penney and Peter Stastny (New York: Bellevue Literary Press, 2008) (205 pages, $14.95 paper, $16.50 cloth)"The spirits of the suitcase owners had been awakened without their consent,...
The Politics of Motherhood: Maternity and Women's Rights in Twentieth-Century Chile
The Politics of Motherhood: Maternity and Women's Rights in Twentieth-Century Chile By Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney (Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009) (301 pages, $26.95 paper)Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney's book examines women's rights in...
"Time Enough! or Not Enough Time!" an Oral History Investigation of Some British and Australian Community Nurses' Responses to Demands for "Efficiency" in Health Care, 1960-2000
Abstract. Oral history methodology was used to investigate the perspectives of retired British district nurses and Australian domiciliary nurses who had practiced between 1960 and 2000. Interviews yielded insights into the dramatic changes in community...
"To Help a Million Sick, You Must Kill a Few Nurses": Nurses' Occupational Health, 1890-1914
Abstract. Although nursing is recognized today as a serious occupational health risk, nursing historians have neglected the theme of occupational health and individual nurses' experience of illness. This article uses the local history of three case study...
Vietnam Nurses with Dana Delany
Vietnam Nurses With Dana Delany. 2006. Creative Street Entertainment; Producer: Tova Goodman, Director: Theresa Patiri. Creative Street Entertainment, 3719 Washington Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46205. http://www.creativestreet.comThe 2006 documentary...
War's Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America
War's Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America By Beth Linker (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011) (275 pages, $35.00 cloth)Beth Linker's analysis offers an extremely important contribution to our knowledge of the rehabilitation of those...
"Who Would Know Better Than the Girls in White?" Nurses as Experts in Postwar Magazine Advertising, 1945-1950
Abstract. American advertising in the period immediately following the Second World War portrayed nurses as trusted advisers and capable professionals and frequently pictured them performing skilled work, including dispensing medicine and assisting in...

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