Healthcare Bibliography — General

History of Nursing

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Anne L. Austin: History of Nursing Source Book. New York: G.P Putnam's Sons, 1957.

Gladys Bonner Clappison: Vassar's Rainbow Division 1918: The Training Camp for Nurses at Vassar College. Lake Mills, Iowa: Graphic Publishing Company, 1964.

Louie Croft Boyd, RN: State Registration for Nurses. Philadelphia and London: W.B. Saunders Company, 1911. 40 pages and an index.

From the Introduction: "In the appended material an effort has been made to compile a comparative summary of the laws in the United States governing the registration of nurses. . . ."

Louie Croft Boyd is identified on the title page: "Graduate Colorado Training School for Nurses, Connected with City and County Hospital, Denver, Colorado; Post-Graduate Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago, Illinois; Certificate of Hospital Economics, Teachers' College, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1908-1909."

Karen Buhler-Wilkerson, RN, PhD: "Bringing Care to the People: Lillian Wald's Legacy to Public Health Nursing," American Journal of Public Health, December 1993, pp. 1778-1786.

Karen Buhler-Wilkerson, RN, PhD: No Place Like Home: A History of Nursing and Home Care in the United States. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.

Lavinia L. Dock, RN; Sarah Elizabeth Pickett, BA; Clara D. Noyes, RN; Fannie E. Clement, BA, RN; Elizabeth G. Fox, BA, RN; and Anna R. Van Meter, BA, MS: History of American Red Cross Nursing. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1922.

Lavinia L. Dock, RN, in collaboration with Isabel Maitland Stewart, AM, RN: A Short History of Nursing from the Earliest Times to the Present Day. G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London, The Knickerbocker Press, 1920.
Lavinia Dock was secretary, International Council of Nurses, and Isabel Stewart was assistant professor, Department of Nursing and Health, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.

M. Patricia Donahue: Nursing, The Finest Art: An Illustrated History. New York: Abrams, 1986.

Laura Elizabeth Ettinger: Nurse-Midwifery: The Birth of a New American Profession. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2006.

Julie Fairman and Joan E. Lynaugh: Critical Care Nursing: A History. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.

A Hand-Book of Nursing for Family and General Use. Published under the direction of the Connecticut Training-School for Nurses, State Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1879.
Prepared by Georgeanna "Georgy" Woolsey Bacon, one of the founders of the school, this widely used textbook was the basis for classroom instruction at the Colorado Training School for Nurses at Denver's Arapahoe County Hospital.

Darlene Clark Hine: Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890-1950. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1989.

Philip A. Kalisch and Beatrice J. Kalisch: American Nursing: A History. 4th edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004.

Portia B. Kernodle: The Red Cross Nurse in Action: 1892-1948. New York: Harper, 1949.

Myrtle P. Matejski: "Nursing Education, Professionalism, and Autonomy: Social Constraints and the Goldmark Report," Advances in Nursing Science, April 1981, pp. 17-30.

Barbara Melosh: The Physician's Hand: Nurses and Nursing in the Twentieth Century. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2010.

Barbara Melosh: "The Physician's Hand": Work Culture and Conflict in American Nursing. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1982.

Nursing and Nursing Education in the United States. Report of the Committee for the Study of Nursing Education (chaired by Charles-Edward Amory Winslow, Dr.P.H., professor of public health at Yale School of Medicine) and Report of a Survey by Josephine Goldmark, Secretary. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1923.

Stephen B. Oates: Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995.

Sara E. Parsons: History of the Massachusetts General Hospital Training School for Nurses. Boston: Whitcomb & Barrows, 1922.
This is the school that had opened in 1873 as the Boston Training School for Nurses, the nation's third such school.

Susan M. Reverby: Ordered to Care: The Dilemma of American Nursing, 1850-1945. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Thelma M. Robinson and Paulie M. Perry: Cadet Nurse Stories: The Call for and Response of Women During WWII. Center Nursing Publishing, 2001.

Thelma M. Robinson: Nisei Cadet Nurse of World War II: Patriotism in Spite of Prejudice. Boulder: Black Swan Mill Press, 2005.

Mary T. Sarnecky: "Nursing in the American Army from the Revolution to the Spanish-American War," Nursing History Review 5: 49-69. 1997.

Grace Fay Schryver: A History of the Illinois Training School for Nurses 1880-1929. Published by the Board of Directors of the Illinois Training School for Nurses, Chicago, 1930.

Isabel Maitland Stewart: The Education of Nurses: Historical Foundations and Modern Trends. New York: Macmillan, 1943.
Nursing historian Isabel Stewart was associated with Teachers College, Columbia University, from 1908 until her death in 1963.

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