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Rewriting Nursing History – Again?

Rewriting Nursing History – Again? P1: OSO/OVY P2: OSO/OVY QC: OSO/OVY T1: OSO SVNF004-03 SVNF004-v4 August 17, 2006 13:33 MONICA BALY LECTURE Celia Davies King’s College, London In the late 1970s, when I first began to gather together the authors whose essays would later appear in Rewriting Nursing History, I found myself among others who experienced the same kinds of dissatisfactions with the history of nursing that I did. With the arrogance of the young, we believed we were at the cutting edge, at the start of something new. The judgments of nurse historians have been kind; they seem to have confirmed us in the passions we displayed. Yet the themes, research designs, and methods that are in place today were simply not visible on the horizon. And perhaps it is quite right that that is so. A critical reflection on what has transpired over the intervening years is an appropriate topic for this Monica Baly Memorial Lecture. At the time that I entered the world of nursing history in the United Kingdom, and for many years after that, Monica Baly was an indomitable figure. The wide-ranging arguments of her Nursing and Social Change were well known and stood alongside her standard text on http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Rewriting Nursing History – Again?

Nursing History Review , Volume 15 (1): 18 – Sep 1, 2007

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.15.11
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P1: OSO/OVY P2: OSO/OVY QC: OSO/OVY T1: OSO SVNF004-03 SVNF004-v4 August 17, 2006 13:33 MONICA BALY LECTURE Celia Davies King’s College, London In the late 1970s, when I first began to gather together the authors whose essays would later appear in Rewriting Nursing History, I found myself among others who experienced the same kinds of dissatisfactions with the history of nursing that I did. With the arrogance of the young, we believed we were at the cutting edge, at the start of something new. The judgments of nurse historians have been kind; they seem to have confirmed us in the passions we displayed. Yet the themes, research designs, and methods that are in place today were simply not visible on the horizon. And perhaps it is quite right that that is so. A critical reflection on what has transpired over the intervening years is an appropriate topic for this Monica Baly Memorial Lecture. At the time that I entered the world of nursing history in the United Kingdom, and for many years after that, Monica Baly was an indomitable figure. The wide-ranging arguments of her Nursing and Social Change were well known and stood alongside her standard text on

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 2007

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