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Different Stories, Similar Results: Urban and Rural Nursing in the First Half of the Twentieth Century

Different Stories, Similar Results: Urban and Rural Nursing in the First Half of the Twentieth... Different Stories, Similar Results: Urban and Rural Nursing in the First Half of the Twentieth Century Rima D. Apple Beijing Normal University and University of Wisconsin-Madison Introduction Contemporaries and historians place the nurse at the center of public health efforts in the first half of the twentieth century, and through the century and after. But prescribing or even acclaiming the role of the nurse does not necessarily explain what she (usually she) did or does to make a successful program. Comparative studies are crucial in this regard. This article studies the practices of two nurses in very different situations: Hazel Nordley in rural Wisconsin and Rachel Baines on the fringe of London. Hazel Nordley, who worked in Barron County in rural northern Wisconsin, began her career as a temporarily-funded demonstration nurse. She succeeded in converting that temporary assignment into a full-time position of county nurse funded by the Barron County Board. Rachel Barnes was a health visitor in East and West Molesey, a district on the fringe of London. The longevity of both women’s careers points to their achievements. This article studies the practices of Nor- dley and Barnes, tracing their accomplishments and the obstacles they faced. It demonstrates http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Different Stories, Similar Results: Urban and Rural Nursing in the First Half of the Twentieth Century

Nursing History Review , Volume 29 (1): 13 – Dec 24, 2020

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Different Stories, Similar Results: Urban and Rural Nursing in the First Half of the Twentieth Century Rima D. Apple Beijing Normal University and University of Wisconsin-Madison Introduction Contemporaries and historians place the nurse at the center of public health efforts in the first half of the twentieth century, and through the century and after. But prescribing or even acclaiming the role of the nurse does not necessarily explain what she (usually she) did or does to make a successful program. Comparative studies are crucial in this regard. This article studies the practices of two nurses in very different situations: Hazel Nordley in rural Wisconsin and Rachel Baines on the fringe of London. Hazel Nordley, who worked in Barron County in rural northern Wisconsin, began her career as a temporarily-funded demonstration nurse. She succeeded in converting that temporary assignment into a full-time position of county nurse funded by the Barron County Board. Rachel Barnes was a health visitor in East and West Molesey, a district on the fringe of London. The longevity of both women’s careers points to their achievements. This article studies the practices of Nor- dley and Barnes, tracing their accomplishments and the obstacles they faced. It demonstrates

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Published: Dec 24, 2020

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