In their own words: nurses' discourses of cleanliness from the Rehoboth Mission.

  title={In their own words: nurses' discourses of cleanliness from the Rehoboth Mission.},
  author={Mary Deane Lagerwey},
  journal={Nursing inquiry},
  volume={16 2},
  • M. Lagerwey
  • Published 1 June 2009
  • Sociology
  • Nursing inquiry
For nurses of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, cleanliness was often seen as a virtue next to godliness. For missionary nurses, this analogy took on multiple meanings. This study focuses on discourses of cleanliness at one site of missionary nursing in the early twentieth century: the Rehoboth Mission and its hospital, which provided health-care to the Navajo in the southwestern USA from 1903 to 1965. Data sources included denominational publications, institutional records… 

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