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Nuns and GUNS: Holy Wars at Georgetown, 1903–1947

Nuns and GUNS: Holy Wars at Georgetown, 1903–1947 Nuns and GUNS: Holy Wars at Georgetown, 1903-1947 Al.\1t\ s. Wt llll I Fl' Georgerown Un iversity This study extc:nJs rhe work ofBarbra Mann WaW by examin ing the relationship of religion , gender, and autonomy ro the work of rhe Sisters of Sr. Francis of Philadelphia and rheir management of the Georgetown U n iversity Hospital and rhc Georgetown Universiry Nursing School (GUNS) from I 903 ro 1947. As Wall points out, and cont rary to the common image of women, nurses, and nuns as passive and su hse rvie n r until their liberation by feminis ts, the Sisters w ho admin­ istered and st;tfl(·d Georgetown's Hospital and Training School used the stacus of their lives as women religious as wel l as rheir professional autonomy ro exercise more aurhorir~ · over rhe toundarion and operation of their insriwtions than is possible toda~· · At the Ceorgerown University Hospiral and rhe GUNS, however, the Sisters' tenaciou~ hold on rhat aurhoriry did n o r survive rhe onslaught of the increasing pro tessio naliz,nion of nursing's educationa l system. In rhe Beginning In 1896. after a decision ro erect a hospital to provide a clinical practice setting for http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Nuns and GUNS: Holy Wars at Georgetown, 1903–1947

Nursing History Review , Volume 11 (1): 19 – Jan 1, 2003

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Nuns and GUNS: Holy Wars at Georgetown, 1903-1947 Al.\1t\ s. Wt llll I Fl' Georgerown Un iversity This study extc:nJs rhe work ofBarbra Mann WaW by examin ing the relationship of religion , gender, and autonomy ro the work of rhe Sisters of Sr. Francis of Philadelphia and rheir management of the Georgetown U n iversity Hospital and rhc Georgetown Universiry Nursing School (GUNS) from I 903 ro 1947. As Wall points out, and cont rary to the common image of women, nurses, and nuns as passive and su hse rvie n r until their liberation by feminis ts, the Sisters w ho admin­ istered and st;tfl(·d Georgetown's Hospital and Training School used the stacus of their lives as women religious as wel l as rheir professional autonomy ro exercise more aurhorir~ · over rhe toundarion and operation of their insriwtions than is possible toda~· · At the Ceorgerown University Hospiral and rhe GUNS, however, the Sisters' tenaciou~ hold on rhat aurhoriry did n o r survive rhe onslaught of the increasing pro tessio naliz,nion of nursing's educationa l system. In rhe Beginning In 1896. after a decision ro erect a hospital to provide a clinical practice setting for

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Published: Jan 1, 2003

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