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  • A Journey Through Time
    An online scrapbook for University of Virginia Medical and Nursing Alumni.
  • American Association for the History of Nursing
    Fosters the importance of history in guiding the future of nursing. Membership and conference information, online gift shop, and nursing history calendar. Also provides photographs of the graves of historically significant nurses with short biographies.
  • An 1895 Look At Nursing
    Excerpt from "Ambulance Work and Nursing" provides an enlightening look at the nursing environment of the day.
  • Beyond Bed Pans
    "The Life of a Late Nineteenth Century Young Nurse". A story by former nurse Mary Roberts Rinehart, of what awaited new nursing recruits in 1893.
  • Black Nurses in History
    Is both an excellent bibliography and guide to online resources.
  • Canadian Association for the History of Nursing
    Founded in 1987, CAHN promotes interest in the history of nursing and promotes scholarship in the field. Membership and scholarship information, book reviews and news.
  • Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry
    Established in 1991 at the University of Virginia for the preservation of the history of Nursing. Especially interesting are the online photographs and a highlighted collection.
  • Cherry Ames Series
    Devoted to the juvenile series about a mystery-solving nurse, written by Helen Wells and Julie Tatham, from 1943 to 1968.
  • History of Nursing Slides
    Online slides, from the Concepts of Nursing Course given at Montgomery County Community College. The topic, "Duties of the Floor Nurse 1887", makes for interesting reading.
  • Nurses Uniforms Past and Present
    Provides a growing image gallery of Nurses Uniforms from the '30s to the present. An interesting resource for historians and costume designers. Includes useful links.
  • Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps
    Provided by the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation. Includes an introduction, the evolution of the cap, capping ceremony, and demise of the cap. An array of vintage photographs are provided.
  • UBC School of Nursing
    A brief history page from the University of British Columbia, one of the oldest schools of nursing in Canada.
  • Virginia Nursing History
    Highlights pertaining to the history of nursing schools, programs and organizations in Virginia from the 1890's to present.
  • Zwerdling Nursing Archives
    Some very unique historic art and postcards of Nursing, medical, and healthcare.

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