Kalisch, Philip Arthur.

American nursing : a history / Philip A. Kalisch, Beatrice J. Kalisch. - 4th ed. - Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2004. - ix, 500 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Rev. ed. of: The advance of American nursing. 3rd ed. c1995.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

From Hippocrates to Florence Nightingale: the birth of modern nursing -- Untrained but undaunted: the women nurses of the Blue and the Gray -- The founding of early schools of nursing in America -- The rise of scientific medicine and its impact on nursing -- The not-so-gay eighties and nineties in nurse training schools -- Gaslight and shadow: the practice of nursing at the turn of the century -- Nurses and the war with Spain -- The rise of public health nursing -- In quest of reform, 1909-1917 -- Days of triumph: nursing in World War I -- Boom and bust, 1920-1933 -- Public health nursing, 1912-1930 -- Depression doldrums, 1930-1939 -- Nursing in the war for the world -- Postwar reappraisal, 1945-1950 -- Nursing at midcentury -- Minorities in nursing strive for recognition -- Toward professionalism -- Politics, health, and nurses: the end of innocence -- Nursing in transition: the growth of the health care industry -- Danger and opportunity: health care reform and nursing -- Nursing is health care: the dawn of the 21st Century.

Now in its newly revised fourth edition, this well-illustrated history of nursing in America is a classic among nursing historians. It is comprehensive text devoted to the history of nursing in the United States. For this edition, a new chapter addresses the past ten years' developments in the profession including an exploration of the nursing shortage and projects key nursing trends for the future. Also new illustrations are found throughout the book as approximately 50 percent of the previous edition's illustrations have been replaced with new images.

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