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Science and Ritual: The Hospital as Medical and Sacred Space, 1865–1920

Science and Ritual: The Hospital as Medical and Sacred Space, 1865–1920 Science and Ritual: The Hospital as Medical and Sacred Space, 1865- 1920 BAR BRA MANN wALL Purdue University School of N ursi n g On Monday , I Ja nuary L900, rhe Sisters of C harity of the Incarnate Word admined Mrs. S. W., a p ri vate patient, to Sa nta Rosa Infirmary in San Anto nio , Texas. S. W. remained in the company of a Siste r-nurse, who stayed with her th roughout the nighr. The next morn ing, in an operating room rhar had bee n constructed four years earl ie r, D r. A. S . McDaniel performed a hysterectomy on S. W. Or. McDaniel was a prominem surgeo n in San Anronio, having received hi s trai ning in bmh rhe U nited States and Europe. According w the Sisters' hospital chron icles, the "operation wem well, and (she] is doing nicely."" Three weeks later, on 22 Janua ry, she was discharged. Because her stay at Santa Rosa included the first Frid ay of the mo nrh , S. W. would have had an opponuniry ro participate in a d evo ti o n the sisters he ld in the ir hos pital http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Science and Ritual: The Hospital as Medical and Sacred Space, 1865–1920

Nursing History Review , Volume 11 (1): 18 – Jan 1, 2003

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1062-8061
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Science and Ritual: The Hospital as Medical and Sacred Space, 1865- 1920 BAR BRA MANN wALL Purdue University School of N ursi n g On Monday , I Ja nuary L900, rhe Sisters of C harity of the Incarnate Word admined Mrs. S. W., a p ri vate patient, to Sa nta Rosa Infirmary in San Anto nio , Texas. S. W. remained in the company of a Siste r-nurse, who stayed with her th roughout the nighr. The next morn ing, in an operating room rhar had bee n constructed four years earl ie r, D r. A. S . McDaniel performed a hysterectomy on S. W. Or. McDaniel was a prominem surgeo n in San Anronio, having received hi s trai ning in bmh rhe U nited States and Europe. According w the Sisters' hospital chron icles, the "operation wem well, and (she] is doing nicely."" Three weeks later, on 22 Janua ry, she was discharged. Because her stay at Santa Rosa included the first Frid ay of the mo nrh , S. W. would have had an opponuniry ro participate in a d evo ti o n the sisters he ld in the ir hos pital

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 2003

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