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Section I, Series 10. Pennsylvania Hospital Nursing Collection, 1876-1995.

History of Nursing -1850-1988 (MG 3.0 Boxes 1-5)

This series consists mainly of secondary source materials such as booklets, reports, journal articles and other publications concerning the history of nursing, both in Europe and the United States. Several calendars published by the National League of Nursing Education, New York, 1921-1932, provide photographs and information on early nursing leaders and early schools of nursing in the United States. Primary source materials include a copy of an 1897 speech, “Qualifications Necessary to make a Successful Head-Nurse,” read by Miss Lucy Walker, Superintendent of Nurses at Pennsylvania Hospital, to the Nurses’ Club, and an eight-page booklet published by Pennsylvania Hospital, Department for Women, 44th & Market Streets, West Philadelphia, entitled “Rules for Nurses.”

Boxes 4 and 5 contain books on the history of nursing and nursing techniques, the earliest being Water-Cure in Pregnancy and Childbirth by Joel Shew, M.D. (1850) and Mothers and Infants, Nurses and Nursing by Dr. A. L. Donne.

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