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White Coolies: Australian Nurses Behind Enemy Lines

White Coolies: Australian Nurses Behind Enemy Lines Swan Smith does an excellent job of helping us to *hear the voices of those who make history ouuide of the limehit* (p. 12). Through interviews, a search of primary sources, and review of the literature, she provides us with duabfe information about rbe relaionship btrween black women's health aaivism and public health, She also illuminatts the power of grassroots communi y organization, the use of lay heal& leaders, and the influence of tht black church in promoting bedth in the community. This is an imporrant work addressing areas until now neglect4 by historians, Slsrwr C. CARGILE, PnD, RN Assistant Professor School of Nursing University of Virginia Charlotcewille, VA By Betty Jeffrey (Sydney, Australia: Angus & Robertson, 1995 reprint) This classic diary of an Australian Army Nursing Service sister begins with the description of the desperate, blundering British evacuation from Singapore in early 1942. The experiences of Betty Jeficy and her fellow nurses is far more dramatic than any script to emerge horn Hollywood writers. From the decks of the Vpet Brooke, 65 sisters watched the city burn on Friday, February 13th, 1942. In early Arnoon, with tertifylng accuracy, Japanese pilots bombed and sank the ship kiUing dozens of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

White Coolies: Australian Nurses Behind Enemy Lines

Nursing History Review , Volume 6 (1): 2 – Jan 1, 1998

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1062-8061
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Swan Smith does an excellent job of helping us to *hear the voices of those who make history ouuide of the limehit* (p. 12). Through interviews, a search of primary sources, and review of the literature, she provides us with duabfe information about rbe relaionship btrween black women's health aaivism and public health, She also illuminatts the power of grassroots communi y organization, the use of lay heal& leaders, and the influence of tht black church in promoting bedth in the community. This is an imporrant work addressing areas until now neglect4 by historians, Slsrwr C. CARGILE, PnD, RN Assistant Professor School of Nursing University of Virginia Charlotcewille, VA By Betty Jeffrey (Sydney, Australia: Angus & Robertson, 1995 reprint) This classic diary of an Australian Army Nursing Service sister begins with the description of the desperate, blundering British evacuation from Singapore in early 1942. The experiences of Betty Jeficy and her fellow nurses is far more dramatic than any script to emerge horn Hollywood writers. From the decks of the Vpet Brooke, 65 sisters watched the city burn on Friday, February 13th, 1942. In early Arnoon, with tertifylng accuracy, Japanese pilots bombed and sank the ship kiUing dozens of

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1998

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