First World War Nursing: New Perspectives

Alison S. Fell (Editor), Christine E. Hallett (Editor)

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This book brings together a collection of works by scholars who have produced some of the most innovative and influential work on the topic of First World War nursing in the last ten years. The contributors employ an interdisciplinary collaborative approach that takes into account multiple facets of Allied wartime nursing: historical contexts (history of the profession, recruitment, teaching, different national socio-political contexts), popular cultural stereotypes (in propaganda, popular culture) and longstanding gender norms (woman-as-nurturer). They draw on a wide range of hitherto neglected historical sources, including diaries, novels, letters and material culture. The result is a fully-rounded new study of nurses’ unique and compelling perspectives on the unprecedented experiences of the First World War.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages216
ISBN (Electronic)9780203448922
ISBN (Print)9780415832052, 0415832055, 9781138952614
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Modern History


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