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The Canadian Association for the History of Nursing

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Publications on Nursing in Canada

Cohen, Yolande et Louise Bienvenue. "Émergence de l'identité professionnelle chez les infirmières québecoises, 1890-1927", Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, 11:1 (1994), 119-51.

Desjardins, Edouard, Eileen Flanagan and Suzanne Giroux. Heritage: History of the Nursing Profession in Quebec from the Augustinians and Jeanne Mance to Medicare. Quebec: The Association of Nurses of the Province of Quebec, 1971

Gibbon, John Murray and Mary S. Mathewson. Three Centuries of Canadian Nursing. Toronto: Macmillan, 1947

McPherson, Kathryn. Bedside Matters: The Transformation of Canadian Nursing, 1900-1990. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996

Nicholson, G.W.L. Canada's Nursing Sisters. Toronto: Samuel Stevens Hakkert, 1975

Petitat, André. Les infirmières : de la vocation à la profession. Montréal : Boréal, 1989.

Publications On Nurses' Uniforms

Ewing, Elizabeth. Women in Uniform Through the Centuries. Totowa, N.J.: Rowman and Littlefield, 1975.

Kalisch, Philip A. and Beatrice J Kalisch. The Changing Image of the Nurse. Menlo Park: Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1987

MacFarlane, Ellen M. "Nurses' Caps and Uniforms: In Vogue or Obsolete?" Registered Nurses' Association of Nova Scotia, Nurse to Nurse (July 1990), 39-42

MacFarlane, Ellen M. "The Professional Nurse: With or Without a Uniform" Canadian Journal of Nursing Administration (Sept/Oct 1990), 14-17

Muff, Janet, ed. "Of Images and Ideals: A Look at Socialization and Sexism in Nursing" in A.H. Jones, ed., Images of Nurses (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1988), 197-220

Poplin, Irene Schuessler. "Nursing Uniforms: Romantic Idea, Functional Attire, or Instrument of Social Change?" Nursing History Review, 2 (1994), 153-167

Steele, Valerie. "Men and Women in White" in Claudia Brush Kidwell and Valerie Steele, eds., Men and Women: Dressing the Part (Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989), 73-77

Szasz, Shermalayne Southard. "The Tyranny of Uniforms" in Janet Muff, ed., Socialization, Sexism and Stereotyping: Women's Issues in Nursing (St. Louis: C.V, Mosby, 1982), 397-401

Why a Cap? A short history of nursing caps from some schools organized prior to 1891. J.B Lippincott, 1940


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