Sixty Years a Nurse: Part 1 of 3

Author: Mary Hazard

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

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When 18-year-old Mary Hazard touched down in post-war Putney to begin her nurse’s training, she could never have known that it was the beginning of a colourful career that would still be going 60 years later – one of the longest ever serving NHS nurses.

Sixty Years a Nurse: Part 2 of 3

Author: Mary Hazard

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

View: 244

When 18-year-old Mary Hazard touched down in post-war Putney to begin her nurse’s training, she could never have known that it was the beginning of a colourful career that would still be going 60 years later – one of the longest ever serving NHS nurses.

Fever Hospitals and Fever Nurses

A British Social History of Fever Nurses: A National Service

Author: Margaret Currie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 242

View: 833

This well researched book provides an interesting study of the development of fever hospitals and fever nursing, mainly in nineteenth and twentieth century Britain. It provides new insights into the development of nursing roles and nurse education and looks at the lives of key figures at that time. The text examines how this once important branch of the nursing profession emerged in the nineteenth century, only to be discarded in the second half of the following century. Drawing on the work of Goffman and Foucault, the study shows how, aided by medical advances, fever nurses transformed their custodial duties into a therapeutic role and how training schemes were implemented to improve the recruitment and retention of nurses. As standards of living improved and patient’s chances of recovery increased, many fever hospitals became redundant and fever nurses were no longer required. The wisdom of creating fever hospitals and then disbanding them is questioned in the light of changing disease patterns, international travel and the threat posed by biological warfare.

Sixty Years of Jump Racing

From Arkle to McCoy

Author: Robin Oakley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Robin Oakley brings alive the colourful world of those who ride and train jumping horses. With elegant production and gripping images The History of Jump Racing chronicles the social and economic changes which have brought the sport's ups and downs-like the development of sponsorships and syndicate ownership, the near loss of the Grand National, the growing domination of the Cheltenham Festival and the growth of all-weather racing to meet the bookies' demands for betting shop fodder. Pace and colour is provided by stories of the horses who have been taken to the heart of racing crowds, like the Irish-trained hurdler Istabraq and Best Mate, the three-times winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup for England. Famous rivalries and memorable races are re-lived and key victories revisited in portraits of and interviews with the owners, jockeys and trainers who have dominated the sport. The emphasis will be largely on the past fifty years-from Arkle to Tony McCoy-but a significant introduction by Edward Gillespie encapsulates the past history of what was previously known as 'National Hunt Racing' and sets the stories in context. .

I've Got a Home in Glory Land

A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad

Author: Karolyn Smardz Frost

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 335

It was the day before Independence Day, 1831. As his bride, Lucie, was about to be "sold down the river" to the slave markets of New Orleans, young Thornton Blackburn planned a daring—and successful—daylight escape from Louisville. But they were discovered by slave catchers in Michigan and slated to return to Kentucky in chains, until the black community rallied to their cause. The Blackburn Riot of 1833 was the first racial uprising in Detroit history. The couple was spirited across the river to Canada, but their safety proved illusory. In June 1833, Michigan's governor demanded their extradition. The Blackburn case was the first serious legal dispute between Canada and the United States regarding the Underground Railroad. The impassioned defense of the Blackburns by Canada's lieutenant governor set precedents for all future fugitive-slave cases. The Blackburns settled in Toronto and founded the city's first taxi business. But they never forgot the millions who still suffered in slavery. Working with prominent abolitionists, Thornton and Lucie made their home a haven for runaways. The Blackburns died in the 1890s, and their fascinating tale was lost to history. Lost, that is, until a chance archaeological discovery in a downtown Toronto school yard brought the story of Thornton and Lucie Blackburn again to light.

What Nurses Know...Gluten-Free Lifestyle

Author: Sylvia A. Llewelyn Bower, RN

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 195

View: 470

User-friendly, evidence-based advice for living a healthy gluten-free lifestyle. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with celiac disease or has a sensitivity or allergy to gluten, What Nurses Know: Gluten-Free Lifestyle provides the clear, science-backed information necessary to live and eat safely and well. As a registered nurse living with celiac disease, Sylvia Llewelyn Bower understands how challenging it can be to know what to eat and what to avoid, how to set up a gluten-free kitchen, what to watch for in medications, and how to safely dine out and travel. Here, she cuts through the confusion and offers clear, practical advice and tips for dealing with the every day issues and challenges of living gluten free. Youíll find: Quick-reference lists of gluten-free foods and those that contain gluten What you need to know about reading labels A one-week healing meal plan of simple, delicious, and nutritious gluten-free dishes to help you get started Ways to help a child live gluten free How to get the nutrients and vitamins you need and prevent weight gain from too many gluten-free packaged foods Advice to help you stay gluten free while traveling and eating out What Nurses Know: Gluten-Free Lifestyle takes the guesswork out of living gluten free. About the Series Nurses constantly straddle the line between the world of medicine and the patientís experience. This series offers down-to-earth, evidence-based advice from expert nurses who offer straightforward and practical guidance for dealing with all kinds of medical conditions.

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads

Author: Francis James Child

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 544

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This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume III includes Parts V and VI of the original set — ballads 114–188.

Out Our Way

Gay and Lesbian Life in the Country

Author: Michael Riordon

Publisher: Between The Lines

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

View: 499

Michael Riordan celebrates the survival of ordinary, extraordinary people whose experiences are rarely reflected in the media. These stories of courage and humour were gathered in the course of two years and 27,000 kilometres of travel, and some three hundred in-person conversations.