Volume 25, 2017

CONTENTS

EDITOR’S NOTE

PATRICIA D’ANTONIO

2015 ELEANOR KROHN HERRMANN LECTURE

Compassionate Care Through the Centuries: Highlights in Nursing History
DORRIE FONTAINE, ARLENE KEELING

ARTICLES

“Endeavoring to Carry On Their Work”: The National Debate Over Midwives and Its Impact in Rhode Island, 1890-1940
SIMONE M. CARON

“A Powerful Protector of the Japanese People”: The History of the Japanese Hospital in Steveston, British Columbia, Canada, 1896-1942
HELEN VANDENBERG

CONFECTIONERY CARE

Confectionery Care: The Child as a Category of Historical Analysis
BETH LINKER

“Doctor’s Don’t Do So Much Good”: Traditional Practices, Biomedicine, and Infant Care in the 20th-Century United States
JANET GOLDEN

“Mother: Here’s the Aspirin Tablet that ‘Fits’ Your Child’s Needs” – “Candy” Aspirin and Children, 1947-1960
CYNTHIA A. CONNOLLY

Playing Doctor, Playing Nurse: Perspectives on the Origins of the Toy Doctor and Nurse Kits
SUSAN E. LEDERER

MEDIA REVIEWS

The Zwerdling Postcard Collection: Pictures of Nursing
Reviewer: Amanda L. Mahoney

Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin & the Farm Midwives
Reviewer: Wendy Kline

In the Shadow of Ebola
Reviewer: Elizabeth A. Downes

BOOK REVIEWS

Balm of Hope: Charity Afire Impels Daughters of Charity to Civil War Nursing
by Betty Ann McNeil
Reviewer: Barbra Mann Wall

Gender, State, and Medicine in Highland Ecuador: Modernizing Women, Modernizing the State, 1895-1950
by A. Kim Clark
Reviewer: Jeannine Uribe

In the Company of Nurses: The History of the British Army Nursing Service in the Great War
by Yvonne McEwen
Reviewer: Stuart Wildman

The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919: Perspectives From the Iberian Peninsula and the Americas
edited by Maria-Isabel Porras-Gallo and Ryan A. Davis
Reviewer: Arlene W. Keeling

Suzanne Nöel: Cosmetic Surgery, Feminism and Beauty in Early Twentieth-Century France
by Paula J. Martin
Reviewer: Morag Martin

Lyle Creelman: The Frontiers of Global Nursing
by Susan Armstrong-Reid
Reviewer: Pierre-Yves Saunier

A Special Hell: Institutional Life in Alberta’s Eugenic Year
by Claudia Malacrida
Reviewer: Geertje Boschma

“Curing Queers”: Mental Nurses and Their Patients, 1935-74
by Tommy Dickinson
Reviewer: Claire Chatterton

Female Circumcision and Clitoridectomy in the United States: A History of a Medical Treatment
by Sarah B. Rodriguez
Reviewer: Linda Maldonado

Nursing Civil Rights: Gender and Race in the Army Nurse Corps
by Charrisa J. Threat
Reviewer: Hafeeza Anchrum

Vaccine Nation: America’s Changing Relationship with Immunization
by Elena Conis
Reviewer: Jeffrey P. Baker

Not Tonight: Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health
by Joanna Kempner
Reviewer: Judith Godden

Life Atomic: A History of Radioisotopes in Science and Medicine
by Angela N. H. Creager
Reviewer: Brigid Lusk

The Lobotomy Letters: The Making of American Psychosurgery
by Mical Raz

Mental Health Nursing: The Working Lives of Paid Carers in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
edited by Anne Borsay and Pamela Dale
Reviewer: Kylie M. Smith

A History of Midwifery in the United States: The Midwife Said Fear Not
by Helen Varney and Joyce Beebe Thompson
Reviewer: Rachel Newhouse

Colonial Caring: A History of Colonial and Post-Colonial Nursing
by Helen Sweet and Sue Hawkins
Reviewer: Erin Spinney

Into Africa: A Transnational History of Catholic Medical Missions and Social Change
by Barbra Mann Wall
Reviewer: Helen Sweet

Bodily Subjects: Essays on Gender and Health, 1800-2000
edited by Tracy Penny Light, Barbara Brookes, and Wendy Mitchinson
Reviewer: Jessica Martucci

One Hundred Years of Wartime Nursing Practices, 1854-1953
edited by Jane Brooks and Christine E. Hallett
Reviewer: Charissa Threat

Histories of Nursing Practice
edited by Gerard M. Fealy, Christine E. Hallett, and Susanne Malchau Dietz
Reviewer: Helen Vandenberg

The Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers
by Joanna Bourke
Reviewer: Joy Buck

Smoke: Poems
by Jeanne Bryner
Reviewer: Linda E. Sabin

Nurses and Disasters: Global, Historical Case Studies
edited by Arlene W. Keeling and Barbra Mann Wall
Reviewer: Elizabeth A. Reedy

Labors of Love: Nursing Homes and the Structures of Care Work
by Jason Rodriguez
Reviewer: Jana L. Dieckmann

Caring on the Clock: Complexities and Contradictions of Paid Care Work
edited by Mignon Duffy, Amy Armenia, and Clare L. Stacey
Reviewer: Sandra B. Lewenson

Diagnosing Giants: Solving the Medical Mysteries of Thirteen Patients Who Changed the World
by Philip A. Mackowiak
Reviewer: Laurie K. Glass

NEW DISSERTATIONS

Cover Photo: “Staff and student nurse caring for a baby in Isolette at the Philadelphia General Hospital, circa 1950.” Reprinted with the permission of the Barbara Bates Center for The Study of the History of Nursing.

 

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