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I Introduction: the history of nursing: yesterday, today and tomorrow I BAABARA MORTIMER The background I Women j history 5 Gender 6 Professionalization 8 An jinernational agenda: race and ethnicitv 9 Education and knowledge 10 Nursing and the military II The history of caring 11 Sources 13 Conclusion 14 Notes 16 2 Ethical lives in the early nineteenth century: nursing and a history of caring 22 JULIA HALLAM Working with (auto)biographies 23 The ethics of care 25 The context of caring 27 Nursing knowledge, skills and caring 30 Conclusion 34 Notes 37 3 Bergljot Larsson (1883-1968). founder and leader of the Norwegian Nursing Association: a case study of the influence of international nursing 40 SIGRUN HVALVIK The starting point 41 The women's movement 41 The campaign for state registration 42 Ideals and ideas 44 Returning to Norway 45 Work of preparation 46 The founding of the Norwegian Nursing Association 48 Conclusion 51 Notes 52 4 Puerperal fever as a source of conflict between midwives and medical men in eighteenth- and early nineteenth- century Britain 55 CHRISTINE E. HALLETT Midwifery practice in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries 55 The medical writings qf the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries 57 Medical theories of puerperal fever 59 The responses of the midwives 62 Conclusion 64 Notes 65 5 Sanba and their clients: midwives and the medicalization of cihildbirth in Japan 1868 to c. 1920 68 AYA HOMEI Ogata Masakiyo and Josan no Shiori 69 The modern as a model: case histories from new-midwives 71 Construction of the dangerous and ignorant pre-modern 72 The reality in the field 74 Oki-midwives criminalized 79 Conclusion 81 Notes 82 6 US organized medicine's perspective of nursing: review of the Journal of the American Medical Association, 1883-1935 86 BRIGID LUSK AND JULIE FISHER ROBERTSON Honeymoon period for nursing 88 Emerging concerns about nursing: the 1890s 90 The early twentieth century: concerns about nursing intensify 92 The First World War 96 The 1920s 98 The Depression years 102 Conclusion 103 Notes 104 7 Race, identity and the nursing profession in South Africa, c. 1850-1958 109 HELEN SWEET AND ANNE DIGBY The development of a divided nursing profession 109 Nessie Knight Hospital, Sulenkama 113 Significant issues 120 Notes 122 8 Health care and nursing coordination during the Nazi era in the region of Osnabrikk 125 MATHILDE HACKMANN The region of Osnabriick 126 Structure of government during the Nazi era 126 Health care and nursing 128 National Socialist coordination in the region of Osnabriick 129 Conclusion 137 Notes 138 9 'In England we did nursing': Caribbean and British nurses in Great Britain and Canada, 1950-70 141 MARGARET SHKIMBA AND KAREN FLYNN Training, education and identity formation 142 The migration of Caribbean women 145 Caribbean and British nurse migration to Canada 146 The shortage in Canada 147 Working in Canada 149 Practice restrictions 151 Conclusion 154 Notes 155 10 'Beware of worthless imitations': advertising in nursing periodicals, c. 1888-1945 158 FLAINE THOMSON "I to uch with modern methods': advertising in the nursing press to c. 1900 159 'Working for the welfare o mothers and infants': adverising to . 1929 163 Recession. advertising and the nurse on dut.y 165 Hard sell: guilt, fear and the nurse offduity 169 Nursing, consumption and ideology 172 Conc0usion 174 Notes 175 1 Exploring the maternity archive of the St Helens Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand, 1907-22: an historian and midwife collaborate 179 PAMELA A, WOOD AND MARALYN FOUREUR St Helens Hospitals 180 Maternal deaths 183 Tears and sutures: inseribing the perineum 185 The descriptive gaze: breasts and breastfeeding 187 Conclusion 190 Acknowledgemeints 191 Notes 19] 12 Common working ground 194 JOAN F. LYN AGHi Eight subjectslfor study 195 Things to worry about 200 What can be gained by an international approach to the history of nursing? 201 Conclusion 201 Notes 202