The Physician's Hand: Nurses and Nursing in the Twentieth Century

The Physician's Hand: Nurses and Nursing in the Twentieth Century

by Barbara Melosh

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439904602
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 05/18/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 321 KB

About the Author

Barbara Melosh is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has also worked as a nurse.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 “Not Merely a Profession”
CHAPTER 2 “A Charge to Keep”: Hospital Schools of Nursing, 1920–1950
I. In Pursuit of Professionalization
II. The Culture of Apprenticeship
III. College Degrees: The Haves and the Have-Nots
CHAPTER 3 The Freelance Nurse: Private Duty from 1920 to World War II
I. The Perils of Private Duty
II. The Search for Stability
III. Resolute Freelancers: Resistance on the Job
CHAPTER 4 Public-Health Nurses and the “Gospel of Health,” 1920–1955
I. “The Bond of a Common Purpose”: Origins and Ideology
II. “Nurse, Teacher, Counselor, and Friend”
III. “Every Nurse a Public Health Nurse”
CHAPTER 5 On the Ward: Hospital Nurses since 1930
I. The Hospital in Transition
II. The Stopwatch, the Efficiency Expert, and the Nurse
III. Hospital Work and the Redefinition of Skill
IV. Staff Nurses in Revolt

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