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Satisfied to Carry the Bag: Three Black Community Health Nurses’ Contributions to Health Care Reform, 1900–1937

Satisfied to Carry the Bag: Three Black Community Health Nurses’ Contributions to Health Care... Satisfied to Carry the Bag Three Black Community Hdth Nurses' Contributions to Health Care Rcform, r 900-1937 MARIE 0. PITTS MOSLBY Bdevue School of Nursing Hunter College Since the early twentieth century, community health agencies and visiting nursing organizations jn Ncw York City havc employcd a number of out- standing Black nurses. Among these- exceptional women were three pi- oneers: Jessie Sleet, the kt paid disaict Black nurse in New York City' and the first Black public health nurse in the Unired States2; Elizabeth Tyler, the hst Black nurse hired as a visiting nurse by the Henry Street Settlement Visiting Nursing Service3; and Fdi& Carter, a senior nurse at Henry Sweet for twenty-eght years.4 This article shows that be three Black community health nurse pi- oneers made signrScant conuibutions to the development of New York City's comniuniry health nursing by providing much-needed health care w hundreds of unserved members of the Black community, providing strong leadership in their roles as supervisors, administrators, and educators in patients' homes, babies' health stations, dement houses, and dinia. A Successful Experiment: Jessie Sleet, First Black Public Health Nurse In October 1900, Dr. Edward T. Devine, general seaetary of h Clmiry Orgamhtion Society's (COS) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Satisfied to Carry the Bag: Three Black Community Health Nurses’ Contributions to Health Care Reform, 1900–1937

Nursing History Review , Volume 4 (1): 18 – Jan 1, 1996

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.4.1.65
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Satisfied to Carry the Bag Three Black Community Hdth Nurses' Contributions to Health Care Rcform, r 900-1937 MARIE 0. PITTS MOSLBY Bdevue School of Nursing Hunter College Since the early twentieth century, community health agencies and visiting nursing organizations jn Ncw York City havc employcd a number of out- standing Black nurses. Among these- exceptional women were three pi- oneers: Jessie Sleet, the kt paid disaict Black nurse in New York City' and the first Black public health nurse in the Unired States2; Elizabeth Tyler, the hst Black nurse hired as a visiting nurse by the Henry Street Settlement Visiting Nursing Service3; and Fdi& Carter, a senior nurse at Henry Sweet for twenty-eght years.4 This article shows that be three Black community health nurse pi- oneers made signrScant conuibutions to the development of New York City's comniuniry health nursing by providing much-needed health care w hundreds of unserved members of the Black community, providing strong leadership in their roles as supervisors, administrators, and educators in patients' homes, babies' health stations, dement houses, and dinia. A Successful Experiment: Jessie Sleet, First Black Public Health Nurse In October 1900, Dr. Edward T. Devine, general seaetary of h Clmiry Orgamhtion Society's (COS)

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1996

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