An Officer and a Lady: Canadian Military Nursing and the Second World War (Studies in Canadian Military History Series)

An Officer and a Lady: Canadian Military Nursing and the Second World War (Studies in Canadian Military History Series)

By: Cynthia Toman (author)Hardback

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During the Second World War, more than 4,000 civilian nurses enlisted as Nursing Sisters, a specially created all-female officers' rank of the Canadian Armed Forces. They served in all three armed force branches and all the major theatres of war, yet nursing as a form of war work has long been under-explored. An Officer and a Lady fills that gap. Cynthia Toman analyzes how gender, war, and medical technology intersected to create a legitimate role for women in the masculine environment of the military and explores the incongruous expectations placed on military nurses as "officers and ladies."

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About Author

Cynthia Toman is an assistant professor of nursing and Associate Director of the Associated Medical Services Nursing History Research Unit at the University of Ottawa.

Contents

Introduction 1 "Ready, Aye Ready": Enlisting Nurses 2 Incorporating Nurses into the Military 3 Shaping Nursing Sisters as "Officers" and "Ladies" 4 Legitimating Military Nursing Work 5 "The Strain of Peace": Community and Social Memory Conclusion Appendix Notes Selected Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/12/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780774814478
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780774814478
  • weight: 513
  • ISBN10: 0774814470

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