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The Nurses’ Registration Act, 1919

Debbie Palmer

in Who cared for the carers?: A history of the occupational health of nurses, 1880-1948

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090875
eISBN:
9781781707043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090875.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the Nurses’ Registration Act of 1919. This is an important episode in the history of the health of nurses because it was an opportunity for state legislation to regulate nurses’ ... More


Midwifery Becomes a White Woman’s Realm

Jenny M. Luke

in Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818911
eISBN:
9781496818959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818911.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

In competition with a powerful medical establishment nurse-midwifery has struggled to gain legitimacy and carve out a space in which to practice. This chapter provides some historical background of ... More


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