Caregiving on the periphery : historical perspectives on nursing and midwifery in Canada / edited by Myra Rutherdale.

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Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2010.

Physical description

viii, 376 pages : illustrations, portraits.


"Monthly" nurses, "sick" nurses, and midwives: working-class caregivers in Toronto, 1830-91 -- Catching babies and delivering the dead: midwives and undertakers in Mennonite settlement communities -- On the edge of empire: the working life of Myra (Grimsley) Bennett -- From the streets of Toronto to the Northwest rebellion: Hannah Grier Coome's call to duty -- Part of a large company of white folk: making 'whiteness,' marking gender in the letters of nurse Margaret Butcher -- Nursing in the North and writing for the South: the work and travels of Amy Wilson -- Training Aboriginal nurses: the Indian health services in Northwestern Canada, 1939-75 -- Conflict and resistance to paternalism: nursing with the Grenfell Mission Stations in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1939-81 -- A negotiated process: outpost nursing under the Red cross in Ontario, 1922-84 -- Caring, curing, and socialization: the ambiguities of nursing in Northern Saskatchewan, 1944-57 -- Baby rats and Canada's food rules: nurses as educators in Northern communities.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


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