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Women At War

Author : Elizabeth Norman
ISBN : 081220297X
Genre : Medical
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Norman tells the dramatic story of fifty women—members of the Army, Navy, and Air Force Nurse Corps—who went to war, working in military hospitals, aboard ships, and with air evacuation squadrons during the Vietnam War. Here, in a moving narrative, the women talk about why they went to war, the experiences they had while they were there, and how war affected them physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Category: Medical

Officer Nurse Woman

Author : Kara Dixon Vuic
ISBN : 9780801893919
Genre : History
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Drawing on more than 100 interviews, Vuic allows the nurses to tell their own captivating stories, from their reasons for joining the military to the physical and emotional demands of a horrific war and postwar debates about how to commemorate their service. Vuic also explores the gender issues that arose when a male-dominated army actively recruited and employed the services of 5,000 women nurses in the midst of a growing feminist movement and a changing nursing profession. Women drawn to the army's patriotic promise faced disturbing realities in the virtually all-male hospitals of South Vietnam. Men who joined the nurse corps ran headlong into the army's belief that women should nurse and men should fight.
Category: History

Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired

Author : Susan Smith
ISBN : 9780812200270
Genre : Medical
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Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired moves beyond the depiction of African Americans as mere recipients of aid or as victims of neglect and highlights the ways black health activists created public health programs and influenced public policy at every opportunity. Smith also sheds new light on the infamous Tuskegee syphilis experiment by situating it within the context of black public health activity, reminding us that public health work had oppressive as well as progressive consequences.
Category: Medical

Healing Traditions

Author : Bonnie Blair O'Connor
ISBN : 081221398X
Genre : Business & Economics
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The popularity and practice of alternative medicine continues to expand at astonishing rates. In Healing Traditions, Bonnie Blair O'Connor considers the conflicts that arise between the values and assumptions of Western, scientific medicine and those of unconventional health systems. Providing in-depth examples of the importance and benefits of alternative health practices--including the extraordinarily extensive and sophisticated HIV/AIDS alternative therapies movement--O'Connor identifies ways to integrate alternative strategies with orthodox medical treatments in order to ensure the best possible care for patients. In spite of the long-standing prediction that, as science and medicine progressed--and education became more generally available--unconventional systems would die out, they have persisted with undiminished vitality. They have, in fact, experienced a reinvigoration and expansion during the last fifteen to twenty years. In the United States, this renewal is fueled by people representing a wide cross-section of American society, and most of them also use conventional medicine. This eclecticism can result in conflicts between the values and assumptions of Western, scientific medicine and those of unconventional health systems. O'Connor demonstrates the importance of understanding how various belief systems interact and how this interaction affects health care. She argues that through neutral observation and thorough description of health belief systems it is possible to gain an understanding of those systems, to identify likely points of conflict among systems--especially conflicts that may occur in conventional care settings--and to intervene in ways that ensure the best possible care for patients.
Category: Business & Economics

Bargaining For Life

Author : Barbara Bates
ISBN : 081221367X
Genre : Medical
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Tuberculosis was the most common cause of death in the United States during the nineteenth century. The lingering illness devastated the lives of patients and families, and by the turn of the century, fears of infectiousness compounded their anguish. Historians have usually focused on the changing medical knowledge of tuberculosis or on the social campaigns to combat it. In Bargaining for Life, Barbara Bates documents the human story by chronicling how men and women attempted to cope with the illness, get treatment, earn their living, and maintain social relationships.
Category: Medical

Caring In Crisis

Author : Jacqueline Zalumas
ISBN : 0812215109
Genre : Medical
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Category: Medical

The Art Of Asylum Keeping

Author : Nancy Tomes
ISBN : UOM:39015052936781
Genre : Social Science
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Reprint of a work originally published by Cambridge U. Press in 1984 under the title A Generous Confidence, with a new introduction--with substantial bibliographic notes. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Social Science

With Child In Mind

Author : Margarete Sandelowski
ISBN : UOM:39015029876540
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Sandelowski retells the stories of couples who want to have children, but cannot. In their own words, the couples candidly discuss what it means to be infertile and how infertility ultimately affects their views of themselves, their values, their children, and their interactions with others. Information from more than 500 intensive interviews with women and couples forms the core of With Child in Mind.
Category: Health & Fitness

Pictures Of Health

Author : Janet Lynne Golden
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035331904
Genre : Social Science
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A sometimes grim, always interesting collection of photos made in this important center of medical learning and practice. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Social Science