History of Nursing
The scope and status of nursing has changed since the days of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. These articles examine changes in nursing practices over the last several decades. There are also examples of nursing memorabilia from different areas of the UK.
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A paper on the History of Nursing in the UK by Professor B Gail Thomas.
An abridged Government proposal for a National Health Service from 1944.
A training syllabus for nurses at the Royal Victoria and West Hants Hospital in Bournemouth.
A collection of badges issued to nurses as they completed parts of their training.
A booklet produced by the Dorset School of Nursing for people interested in training to become nurses.
A booklet about Salisbury School of Nursing.
A booklet promoting training to be a nurse in Salisbury.
A booklet with details of the training and facilities available at Salisbury General Hospital.
Details of head injury treatment before the NHS was established in 1948.
Innovations in children's healthcare during the 1950s.
This video clip looks at the nursing profession in the 1960s.
The experiences of nurses working at St George's hospital during the Second World War.
Nurses memories of working on the wards at Christmas time in the 1940's and 50's.
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