Divided sisterhood: race, class and gender in the South African nursing profession

@article{Heyningen1996DividedSR,
  title={Divided sisterhood: race, class and gender in the South African nursing profession},
  author={Elizabeth van Heyningen},
  journal={Medical History},
  year={1996},
  volume={40},
  pages={117 - 117}
}
The history of nursing in South Africa is one to which only an historian of ability can do justice. This unpromising topic-at least to South African eyes-encapsulates all the contradictions and ambiguities of life in a complex and divided society. Modem professional nursing developed late in South Africa, only after the discovery of diamonds attracted to disease-ridden Kimberley South Africa's "Florence Nightingale", Sister Henrietta Stockdale. The history of nursing in South Africa is… CONTINUE READING

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