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Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1 Midway between the Pharmacist and the Physician: The Work of the Henry Street Settlement Visiting Nurses, 1893¿1944 Chapter 2 Practicing Medicine without a License? Nurse Anesthetists, 1900¿1938 Chapter 3 Providing Care in the ¿Hoot Owl Hollers¿: Nursing, Medicine, and the Law in the Frontier Nursing Service, 1925¿1950 Chapter 4 My Treatment Was Castor Oil and Aspirin: Field Nursing among the Navajo in the Four Corners Region, 1925¿1955 Chapter 5 Verbal Orders and Hospital Nursing: Expanding Nurses¿ Scope of Practice in the Mid-Twentieth Century Chapter 6 Nurse Practitioners and the Prescription Pad, 1965¿1980 Chapter 7 Prescriptive Authority for Advanced Practice Nurses, 1980¿2000 Chapter 8: Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Nursing -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Drugs -- Prescribing -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Nursing Services -- history -- United States.
History, 19th Century -- United States.
History, 20th Century -- United States.
Nurse's Role -- history -- United States.
Prescriptions, Drug -- history -- United States.