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The story of the growth of nursing as an art, a vocation, and a profession.

Author: Agnes E Pavey
Publisher: London, Faber and Faber [1959]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [5th ed.]View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Agnes E Pavey
OCLC Number: 10348284
Description: xvi, 515 pages
Contents: Introduction --
Crete: a lost civilisation of the ancient world --
Chaldea, Babylonia and Assyria --
The Jews --
India and Ceylon --
China --
Egypt --
Greece --
The school of Alexandria --
Persia --
Rome --
The influence of the early christian church --
Fourth and fifth century deaconesses and lay workers --
Decline of deaconesses, and the beginnings of monaticism --
Early christian hospitals and kindred institutions --
Islamic medicine and the great saracenic hospitals --
Some queens and other famous Mediæval women --
The military nursing orders of the crusades --
Reconstitution of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem --
Secular nursing orders --
Mediæval surgery and medical education --
The five royal hospitals of London --
Post-reformation nursing orders --
Progress during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries --
Nursing development in America --
Early nineteenth-century conditions in England --
Florence Nightingale --
The Nightingale Fund, and the establishment of nursing schools --
Extension of training to other fields of nursing --
Nineteenth-century reforms in the care of the insane --
Henri Dunant and the Red Cross --
The organisation of nursing into a state recognised profession --
The reforms of nursing in America --
Reforms in midwifery and maternity nursing --
Public health nursing --
Public health on an international basis --
Some modern developments in nursing education in Europe --
Post-graduate education of nurses in Britain --
Development of Army, Navy and Air Force nursing services --
The background of the British National Health Service --
Conclusion.

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