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Unheralded Nurses: Male Care Givers in the Nineteenth-Century South

Unheralded Nurses: Male Care Givers in the Nineteenth-Century South Unheralded Nurses Male Care Givers in the Nineteenth-Century South LINDA E. SABIN Mege of Pharmaq and H& Sciences Northeast bukm University Accounts of nursjng in the South during the last century portray women caring for the ill in times of war or epidemic, but tbis picture is incomplete. This article fixusa on the practice of nine~~-ccamry men & worked as nurses in selected communities in Mississippi and F1orida.l These men provided fsrmlv-cen- services in times of illness or commuairy-oriented good deeds in times of public crisis. Me men never provided the bulk of nursing swim in any of the communities studied, they did answtr thc call to meet community nee& in times of crisis. They also practiced nursing in smd mben &er the Civil War in order to earn a living during hard economic times. The- histori- cal record of these mta may bc local in focus, hgmtntary, and anecdoral, but it expands our understanding of how nursing was practiced in rhe South before the mdern professon developed early in the twentieth The World in Which They Pracriced The cpidemiolo@, sodoeconomic, and cultural cnvironrnents in South- em communities came together to thrust the men into what is usually thought http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Unheralded Nurses: Male Care Givers in the Nineteenth-Century South

Nursing History Review , Volume 5 (1): 18 – Jan 1, 1997

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1062-8061
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Unheralded Nurses Male Care Givers in the Nineteenth-Century South LINDA E. SABIN Mege of Pharmaq and H& Sciences Northeast bukm University Accounts of nursjng in the South during the last century portray women caring for the ill in times of war or epidemic, but tbis picture is incomplete. This article fixusa on the practice of nine~~-ccamry men & worked as nurses in selected communities in Mississippi and F1orida.l These men provided fsrmlv-cen- services in times of illness or commuairy-oriented good deeds in times of public crisis. Me men never provided the bulk of nursing swim in any of the communities studied, they did answtr thc call to meet community nee& in times of crisis. They also practiced nursing in smd mben &er the Civil War in order to earn a living during hard economic times. The- histori- cal record of these mta may bc local in focus, hgmtntary, and anecdoral, but it expands our understanding of how nursing was practiced in rhe South before the mdern professon developed early in the twentieth The World in Which They Pracriced The cpidemiolo@, sodoeconomic, and cultural cnvironrnents in South- em communities came together to thrust the men into what is usually thought

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1997

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