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"The physician's hand" : work culture and conflict in American nursing

Author: Barbara Melosh
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recasts nursing history and places it in the context of women's history, labor history, medical history, and sociology. This work traces nursing history from the twenties to the seventies. It begins  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Melosh
ISBN: 0877222789 9780877222781 0877222908 9780877222903
OCLC Number: 8667087
Description: ix, 260 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: "Not merely a profession" --
"A charge to keep" : hospital schools of nursing, 1920-1950 --
The freelance nurse : private duty from 1920 to World War II --
Public health nurses and the "gospel of health," 1920-1955 --
On the ward : hospital nurses since 1930.
Other Titles: Work culture and conflict in American nursing
Responsibility: Barbara Melosh.

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"...a significant contribution to the evolution of nursing...[it] deserves careful reading by anyone who feels involved in the future of nursing." --Los Angeles Times Book Review

 
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