Nursing and Midwifery in Britain Since 1700

Author: Anne Borsay,Billie Hunter

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137024216

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Nurses and midwives, both qualified and in training, have a lively interest in how their professions have developed. A stimulating collection of research-based essays, this book explores and compares the distinct histories of nursing and midwifery in Britain from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the modern day.
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Nursing History Review, Volume 23

Official Journal of the American Association for the History of Nursing

Author: Patricia D'Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826144551

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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Nursing History Review, an annual peer-reviewed publication of the American Association for the History of Nursing, is a showcase for the most significant current research on nursing history. Regular sections include scholarly articles, over a dozen book reviews of the best publications on nursing and health care history that have appeared in the past year, and a section abstracting new doctoral dissertations on nursing history. Historians, researchers, and individuals fascinated with the rich field of nursing will find this an important resource. Included in Volume 23... English as a Barrier Disasters, Nursing, and Community Responded: A Historical Perspective The Most Admired Woman in the World: Forgetting and Remembering in the History of Nursing Ellen N. La Motte: The Making of a Nurse, Writer, and Activist Negotiating Relationships of Power in a Maternal and Child Health Centre: The Experience of WHO Nurse Margaret Campbell Jackson in Iran, 1954-1956
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The Midwife's Tale

An Oral History from Handywoman to Professional Midwife

Author: Nicky Leap,Billie Hunter

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473829984

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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Mothers and midwives reveal the wonders and difficulties of early twentieth century childbirth in this informative and insightful healthcare history. Before the foundation of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) in 1948, expectant mothers relied on midwives to help them through childbirth. Based on interviews conducted with dozens and mothers and retired midwives over several years, Billie Hunter and Nicky Leap’s The Midwife’s Tale shares the stories of these women in their own words, shedding light on their experiences and on the realities of childbirth in the first half of the twentieth century. Intriguing, poignant, and sometimes humorous, this oral history covers the experiences of women from the 1910s through the 1950s including accounts of the difficulties of rearing large families in poverty-stricken environments and the lack of information about contraception and abortion—even as midwifery changed from an unqualified “handywoman” skill to an actual profession.
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Walter Greenwood's Love on the Dole

Novel, Play, Film

Author: Chris Hopkins

Publisher: Liverpool English Texts and St

ISBN: 1786941147

Category: Drama

Page: 336

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Love on the Dole (1933), the iconic novel about 1930s British working-class life, has a significant place in British cultural history. Its author, Walter Greenwood, went from unemployed Salford man to best-selling writer, and the novel has never been out of print. The 1935 stage adaptation was said to have been seen by three million people by 1940, including the King and Queen. Greenwood proposed a film adaption in 1936, but the story was pronounced too 'sordid' and depressing' by the British Board of Film Censors. However, in 1940 the Ministry of Information decided that this story of pre-war economic and social failure should be filmed as a contribution to the 'people's war'. It was widely regarded as one of the best British wartime productions - and all three versions of Love on the Dole were frequently referenced during wartime debate about how a reconstructed post-war society should make a repetition of the 1930s impossible. This study explores in detail what made this important text so influential, analyses the considerable differences between the novel, play and film versions and places the public response to Love on the Dole in its full historical context. It examines Greenwood's whole literary career and his continuing success until the 1960s: casting new light on his subsequent novels, plays and non-fiction works, few of which have received critical attention.
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Gender in Scottish History Since 1700

Author: Lynn Abrams

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748626395

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Scottish history is undergoing a renaissance. Everyone agrees that an understanding of our nation's history is integral to our experience of its present and the shaping of the future. But the story of Scotland's past is being told with little reference to gendered identities. Not only are women largely missing from these grand narratives, but men's experience has tended to be sublimated in intellectual, political and economic agendas. Neither femininities nor masculinities have been given much of a place in Scotland's past or in the process of nation-making. Gender in Scottish History offers a new perspective on Scotland's past since around 1700, viewing some of the main themes with a gendered perspective. It starts from the assumption that gender is integral to our understanding of the ways in which societies in the past were organised and that national histories have a tendency to be gender blind. Each chapter engages with one key theme from Scottish historiography, asking what happens when women are added to the story and how the story changes when the meanings of gendered understandings and assumptions are probed. Addressing politics, culture, religion, science, education, work, the family and identity, Gender in Scottish History proposes an alternative reading of the Scottish past which is both inclusive and recognisable.
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Medicine in the Making of Modern Britain, 1700-1920

Author: Christopher Lawrence

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134873840

Category: History

Page: 120

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Christopher Lawrence's critical overview of medicine's place in the development of modern Britain examines the significance of the clinical encounter in contemporary society. * first short synoptic study of its kind * breaks new ground by bringing together specialised scholarship into a broad argument * shows how the medical profession created a very specific role for itself * relates medicine to general social policy
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The history of the health care sciences and health care, 1700-1980

a selective annotated bibliography

Author: Jonathon Erlen

Publisher: Scholarly Title

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 1028

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5004 entries to selected monographic and serial literature that guide the reader through the history of science and technology. International subject coverage. Introduction discusses sources of references. Arrangement is by MeSH (1980) subject headings. An asterisk indicates an academic thesis or dissertation. Each entry gives the bibliographical information and brief annotation. Index.
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Medicine Through Time

Author: Nigel Kelly,Bob Rees,Paul Shuter

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435308414

Category: Medicine

Page: 144

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Part of a series designed to meet the requirements of the revised GCSE syllabuses, this foundation pupil's book looks at medicine through time. Students explore topics by investigating key issues and there is exam practice at the end of each unit.
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