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Introduction: Opening a New Profession for Women in Florida, 1914 to 1964

Christine Ardalan

in The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066158
eISBN:
9780813058368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066158.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction provides a background of the first public health nurses to begin work for the State Board of Health under Jim Crow laws by highlighting the dire need for their outreach, particularly ... More


Waking Up Communities and Seeking Out the Sick in Town and Countryside, 1914 to 1917

Christine Ardalan

in The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066158
eISBN:
9780813058368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066158.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 plants the roots of public health nursing in Jacksonville, home of the State Board of Health and the focal point for health reforms in the state. The chapter then defines the work of the ... More


Battling On without Fanfare for Better Health Conditions, 1934 to 1964

Christine Ardalan

in The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066158
eISBN:
9780813058368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066158.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 5 centers on a new era of public health nursing under the leadership of Ruth E. Mettinger. Her overall public health nursing experience along with her grasp of Florida’s environmental and ... More


Linking to Public Health Nursing the Red Cross Way, 1919 to 1930

Christine Ardalan

in The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066158
eISBN:
9780813058368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066158.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the influence of the Red Cross Nursing Service in Florida after World War I when the American Red Cross focused on public health nursing. Central leadership from its Washington, ... More


Nursing the Nation: The 1930s Public Health Nurse as Image and Icon

Shawn Michelle Smith

in Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648221
eISBN:
9781452945958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648221.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter explores visual representations of public health nurses who belonged to the National Organization for Public Health Nursing (NOPHN) in the 1930s, with particular emphasis on how the work ... More


Stirring Northern Initiatives into Florida’s Backwaters, 1922 to 1930

Christine Ardalan

in The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066158
eISBN:
9780813058368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066158.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 2 brings new information to Florida’s sparse historical record of the Sheppard-Towner Maternity and Infancy Protection Act, initiated from 1922 to 1929. To provide expert administration of ... More


Conclusion: Tracing Footprints from the Past

Christine Ardalan

in The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066158
eISBN:
9780813058368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066158.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This study investigates the public health nurses who worked during Jim Crow seeking to alleviate many layers of disconnection and bring the promise of contemporary medicine to those who were left ... More


African American Nurse-Midwives

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/9781496818911.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

With the greatest need for improvements of maternity care in the south, this chapter returns the focus to the southern states. The National Organization of Public Health Nurses acknowledged the vital ... More


Delivering Health Care

Thomas J. Ward

in Out in the Rural: A Mississippi Health Center and Its War on Poverty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190624620
eISBN:
9780190624651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624620.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

When the health center opened, its physicians and nurses worked to overcome numerous challenges to deliver health care to a rural, impoverished clientele. They developed an (often rocky) partnership ... More


That Handmaiden Business

Lisa Yarger

in Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630052
eISBN:
9781469630076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630052.003.0005
Subject:
History, Family History

This chapter discusses Lovie Shelton’s nursing training at Norfolk General Hospital (through the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps) and early nursing experiences in the 1940s, when delivery room nurses were ... More


A Public Health Nurse-Midwife

Lisa Yarger

in Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630052
eISBN:
9781469630076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630052.003.0015
Subject:
History, Family History

After her return from Scotland, Lovie is appointed by Dr. C.C. Applewhite, state board of health director, to be the first public health nurse ever in Pamlico County. This chapter gives a thumbnail ... More


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