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The Untold Story of Annie McKay and the Boston Public School Nurses 1905–1988: The Formation of the Massachusetts School Nurse Organization, by Dorothy M. Keeney

The Untold Story of Annie McKay and the Boston Public School Nurses 1905–1988: The Formation of... The Untold Story of Annie McKay and the Boston Public School Nurses 1905–1988: The Formation of the Massachusetts School Nurse Organization By Dorothy M. Keeney (Derrydamph Publishing House, 2020) (418 pages; paperback $29.95) The Untold Story of Annie McKay and the Boston Public School Nurses 1905– 1988: The Formation of the Massachusetts School Nurse Organization tells the story of Boston’s approach to school nursing, but it also weaves in the work of the Instructive District Nursing Association (IDNA), an overview of the Boston Public Schools’ bureaucratic development, as well as the politics of the Boston School Committee and its place in the larger political structure of Boston and the state of Massachusetts. In three sections, Keeney illustrates the school nurses’ own professional and political development, and their response to the growing responsibility for child health placed on the schools. While providing a bridge to medical, dental, and ophthalmology care for count- less children, school nurses administered first aid; educated about hygiene at schools and during home visits; issued youth work permits; made chari- table contributions; initiated social service referrals; identified, reported, and treated infectious diseases; and navigated the bureaucracy of Boston’s Public School administration as they sought equity with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

The Untold Story of Annie McKay and the Boston Public School Nurses 1905–1988: The Formation of the Massachusetts School Nurse Organization, by Dorothy M. Keeney

Nursing History Review , Volume 30 (1): 3 – Jan 28, 2022

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Springer Publishing
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© 2022 Springer Publishing Company
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.30.158
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The Untold Story of Annie McKay and the Boston Public School Nurses 1905–1988: The Formation of the Massachusetts School Nurse Organization By Dorothy M. Keeney (Derrydamph Publishing House, 2020) (418 pages; paperback $29.95) The Untold Story of Annie McKay and the Boston Public School Nurses 1905– 1988: The Formation of the Massachusetts School Nurse Organization tells the story of Boston’s approach to school nursing, but it also weaves in the work of the Instructive District Nursing Association (IDNA), an overview of the Boston Public Schools’ bureaucratic development, as well as the politics of the Boston School Committee and its place in the larger political structure of Boston and the state of Massachusetts. In three sections, Keeney illustrates the school nurses’ own professional and political development, and their response to the growing responsibility for child health placed on the schools. While providing a bridge to medical, dental, and ophthalmology care for count- less children, school nurses administered first aid; educated about hygiene at schools and during home visits; issued youth work permits; made chari- table contributions; initiated social service referrals; identified, reported, and treated infectious diseases; and navigated the bureaucracy of Boston’s Public School administration as they sought equity with

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 28, 2022

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