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Hearts of Wisdom: American Women Caring for Kin, 1850–1940

Hearts of Wisdom: American Women Caring for Kin, 1850–1940 198 Book R eviews both advanced and rhwarrcd the fulfillment of nurses' desires." (p. 193). This dichowmy captures rhe essence of Sandelowski's most recem work. Devices and Desires makes a disrincrive comriburion co the lireramre. It is recom­ mended ro all professional nursing students, historians of nursing, and scholars of health care hisrory. ARLENE w. K EELING, PHD, RJ'! Associate Professor of Nursing Associate Director, Cenrer for Historical Inquiry Universiry of Virginia School of Nursing Cbarlorresville, VA 2290 I Hearts ofWisdom: American Women Caring for Kin, 1850- By Emily K. Abel (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000) Emily Abel begins Hearts of Wisdom: American Women Caring for Kin. 1850- 1940 by poiming out that despite the volume of recent research on ninereenrh- and rwemieth­ century health care, little scholarly anenrion has been paid to a largely unseen dimension, that of"informal" caregivi ng, defined as care provided by family and friends as opposed lO professionals. The purpose of Abel 's study is to analyle the way in which the delivery of informal care changed between 1890 and 1940, a period that saw the bacteriological revolution, new conceprs of disease causation, the transformation of rhe formal health care system, rhe spread http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Hearts of Wisdom: American Women Caring for Kin, 1850–1940

Nursing History Review , Volume 10 (1): 3 – Jan 1, 2002

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.10.1.198
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198 Book R eviews both advanced and rhwarrcd the fulfillment of nurses' desires." (p. 193). This dichowmy captures rhe essence of Sandelowski's most recem work. Devices and Desires makes a disrincrive comriburion co the lireramre. It is recom­ mended ro all professional nursing students, historians of nursing, and scholars of health care hisrory. ARLENE w. K EELING, PHD, RJ'! Associate Professor of Nursing Associate Director, Cenrer for Historical Inquiry Universiry of Virginia School of Nursing Cbarlorresville, VA 2290 I Hearts ofWisdom: American Women Caring for Kin, 1850- By Emily K. Abel (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000) Emily Abel begins Hearts of Wisdom: American Women Caring for Kin. 1850- 1940 by poiming out that despite the volume of recent research on ninereenrh- and rwemieth­ century health care, little scholarly anenrion has been paid to a largely unseen dimension, that of"informal" caregivi ng, defined as care provided by family and friends as opposed lO professionals. The purpose of Abel 's study is to analyle the way in which the delivery of informal care changed between 1890 and 1940, a period that saw the bacteriological revolution, new conceprs of disease causation, the transformation of rhe formal health care system, rhe spread

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 2002

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