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Nursing & Practical Nursing: History

Resources for the branch of medicine that focuses on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life.

Books in the Library Collection


American Nursing:  A Biographical Dictionary, Volume 3
Black Women in White:  Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890-1950
Early Black American Leaders in Nursing:  Architects for Integration and Equality
The United States Cadet Nurse Corps [1943-1948] and Other Federal Nurse Training Programs
Hildegard Peplau:  Psychiatric Nurse of the Century
Nursing in Ohio: A History
A Short History of Nursing:  From the Earliest times to the Present Day
Nursing Schools Today and Tomorrow: Final Report of the Committee on the Grading of Nursing Schools
Studies in Ethics for Nurses
Hospital Management
Primary Studies for Nurses
Hospital Sketches
The Red Cross:  A History of This Remarkable International Movement in the Interest of Humanity
A Manual of Nursing
Ambulance Work and Nursing:  A Handbook on First Aid to the Injured with a Section on Nursing, etc.
Hospitals, Dispensaries and Nursing:  Papers and Discussions in the International Congress of Charities, Correction and Philanthropy, Section III, Chicago, June 12th to 17th, 1893
Organization of Public Health Nursing
The Evolution of Public Health Nursing
The Community Health Problem
Hand-book of Nursing for Family and General Use
A Guide to District Nurses
A Manual of Nursing:  Medical and Surgical
Private Duty Nursing
A Textbook of Materia Medica for Nurses
A Manual for Hospital Nurses and Others Engaged in Attending on the Sick
Nurse and Spy in the Union Army:  The Adventures and Experiences of a Woman in Hospitals, Camps and Battle-fields
A Handbook of Obstetrical Nursing for Nurses, Students, and Mothers
Public Health Nursing
The Nurse and the Law
Sanitation for Public Health Nurses
The Modern Hospital:  Its Inspiration, Its Architecture, Its Equipment, Its Operation
Sisters of Charity:  Catholic and Protestant, Abroad and at Home
The Nurse's Guide and Family Assistant; or Companion for a Sick Chamber
Text-book of Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses
The Tuberculosis Nurse
Practical Nursing:  A Text-Book for Nurses and a Hand-Book for All Who Care for the Sick
Hygiene for Nurses
Bacteriology for Nurses
Notes on Nursing:  What It Is, and What It Is Not
Notes on Nursing for the Labouring Classes
A History of Nursing:  The Evolution of Nursing Systems from the Earliest Times to the Foundation of the First English and American Training Schools for Nurses
Nursing Problems and Obligations
Essentials of Dietetics in Health and Disease:  A Textbook for Nurses and a Practical Dietary Guide for the Household
Reminiscences of Linda Richards:  America's First Trained Nurse
Educational Standards for Nurses:  With Other Addresses on Nursing Subjects
Nursing:  Its Principles and Practice for Hospital and Private Use
Nursing Ethics:  For Hospital and Private Use
Preventive Medicine & Hygiene
The Education of Nurses:  Historical Foundations and Modern Trends
History of Anesthesia:  With Emphasis on the Nurse Specialist
Pathfinders:  A History of the Progress of Colored Graduate Nurses
Industrial Nursing:  For Industrial, Public Health, and Pupil Nurses, and for Employers of Labor

Journals & Indices

Nursing History Review
Nursing History Now
Nursing Studies Index

History of Nursing Around the World

History of Nursing: Development of Nursing in the United States


3-part series on public health nursing (PHN) history.