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Florence Nightingale: Extending Nursing

Although Florence Nightingale is famous as a nurse, her lifetime’s writing on nursing and to nurses is scarcely known in the profession. Nursing professors tend to “look to the future, not to the ...

The One Best Way?

In recent years, breastfeeding has been prominently in the public eye in relation to debates on issues ranging from parental leave policies, work-family balance, public decency, the safety of our food ...

Florence Nightingale: The Crimean War

Florence Nightingale is famous as the “lady with the lamp” in the Crimean War, 1854—56. There is a massive amount of literature on this work, but, as editor Lynn McDonald shows, it is often erroneous, ...

Long Night’s Journey into Day

Sickness, starvation, brutality, and forced labour plagued the existence of tens of thousands of Allied POWs in World War II. More than a quarter of these POWs died in captivity.

Long Night’s Journey ...

Babies for the Nation

Described by some as a “necropolis for babies,” the province of Quebec in the early twentieth century recorded infant mortality rates, particularly among French-speaking Catholics, that were among ...

Florence Nightingale on Social Change in India

Social Change in India shows the shift of focus that occurred during Florence Nightingale’s more than forty years of work on public health in India. While the focus in the preceding volume, Health in ...

Florence Nightingale on Health in India

Volume 9: Florence Nightingale on Health in India is the first of two volumes reporting Nightingale’s forty years of work to improve public health in India. It begins with her work to establish the Royal ...

Secondary Sources in the History of Canadian Medicine

This work is a bibliography of secondary sources in Canadian medical history.

A Fragile Revolution

Despite two centuries and three major reform movements, mental patients have remained on the outside of the mainstream of society, often living in poverty and violence. Today we are undergoing yet another ...

Spirituality and Health

Spirituality and Health: Multidisciplinary Explorations examines the relationship between health/well-being and spirituality. Chap-lains and pastoral counsellors offer evidence-based research on the importance ...