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Editorial One hundred years ago, at tht very end ofthe nineteen& cennuy, a small deaion of women frum Europe and North America founded a worldwide orphion bad on the nod idea of sclf-government by women through a nurseled feddon of national organizations. Linking their interests in sacid refbrm, women's suffrage, and mission- ary ideolw with the new idea of professional riming, thq. d&g~ted rhdm to design the &&on d nursing. neir 1839 vision was bound by he univtrsc as they understood it then. But somehow, during the chaotic and often brutal decadcs of cht twentieth cennuy, Itadem of the Idd Councit of Nurses (ICPJ) were able to repeatedly reinvent both their organization and their concept of nursing to become a truly unid The vi&in$es, someoimes unhable choices, and endurance oftheICNseemmmecofindthcirpatcerninthtlid~~f~nurscs. Look at the namtk we find in this se~fflth volume ofiWR. nnurscs living and worlung in the mow of rxhn and gender disaimination, nurses giving themdm to the poor, and nu- decimatad by the reality and akemath oE tod war. Three ccnturim of invention and pashence in nursing s a socia act, we read here, mot be encom- passed or desaibed as a simple lirsear stream of cyenrs. Writing the hhiy of rmch an dusiye, ked goup in thewodd'ssodery challenges us. On the other hand, this issut shows it an and is bemg done, Ccntu for the Study of the History of Nursing University of Pennsjtvania I+. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Editorial

Nursing History Review , Volume 7 (1): 1 – Jan 1, 1999

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.7.1.1
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Abstract

One hundred years ago, at tht very end ofthe nineteen& cennuy, a small deaion of women frum Europe and North America founded a worldwide orphion bad on the nod idea of sclf-government by women through a nurseled feddon of national organizations. Linking their interests in sacid refbrm, women's suffrage, and mission- ary ideolw with the new idea of professional riming, thq. d&g~ted rhdm to design the &&on d nursing. neir 1839 vision was bound by he univtrsc as they understood it then. But somehow, during the chaotic and often brutal decadcs of cht twentieth cennuy, Itadem of the Idd Councit of Nurses (ICPJ) were able to repeatedly reinvent both their organization and their concept of nursing to become a truly unid The vi&in$es, someoimes unhable choices, and endurance oftheICNseemmmecofindthcirpatcerninthtlid~~f~nurscs. Look at the namtk we find in this se~fflth volume ofiWR. nnurscs living and worlung in the mow of rxhn and gender disaimination, nurses giving themdm to the poor, and nu- decimatad by the reality and akemath oE tod war. Three ccnturim of invention and pashence in nursing s a socia act, we read here, mot be encom- passed or desaibed as a simple lirsear stream of cyenrs. Writing the hhiy of rmch an dusiye, ked goup in thewodd'ssodery challenges us. On the other hand, this issut shows it an and is bemg done, Ccntu for the Study of the History of Nursing University of Pennsjtvania I+.

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1999

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