An officer and a lady : Canadian military nursing and the Second World War (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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An officer and a lady : Canadian military nursing and the Second World War

Author: Cynthia Toman
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, [2007]
Series: Studies in Canadian military history
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During the Second World War; more than 4,000 civilian nurses enlisted as Nursing Sisters, a specially created all-female officers' rank of the Canadian Armed Forces. Cynthia Toman analyzes how gender, war, and medical technology intersected to create a legitimate role for women in the masculine environment of the military and explores the incongruous expectations placed on military nurses as "officers and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Toman
ISBN: 9780774814478 0774814470
OCLC Number: 1292473966
Description: ix, 261 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Ready, aye ready" : enlisting nurses --
Incorporating nurses into the military --
Shaping nursing sisters as "officers" and "ladies" --
Legitimating military nursing work --
"The strain of peace" : community and social memory.
Series Title: Studies in Canadian military history
Other Titles: Canadian military nursing and the Second World War
Responsibility: Cynthia Toman.

Abstract:

"During the Second World War; more than 4,000 civilian nurses enlisted as Nursing Sisters, a specially created all-female officers' rank of the Canadian Armed Forces. Cynthia Toman analyzes how gender, war, and medical technology intersected to create a legitimate role for women in the masculine environment of the military and explores the incongruous expectations placed on military nurses as "officers and ladies.""--Page 4 de la couverture.

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