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The Advance of American Nursing, by Philip A. Kalisch and Beatrice J. Kalisch. Boston: Little, Brown, 1986.

American Nursing: A Biographical Dictionary. Edited by Vern L. Bullough, Olga M. Church, and Alice P. Stein. New York: Garland, 1988.

Answering the call: The U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 1917-1919 : a commemorative tribute to military nursing in World War I. Edited by Lisa M. Budreau and Richard M. Prior. Washington, DC: Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Army, Borden Institute, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 2008.

Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890-1950, by Darlene Clark Hine. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 1989. [electronic resource]

Contemporary American Leaders in Nursing: An Oral History, by Gwendolyn Safier. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1977.

Cornerstone for Nursing Education: A History of the Division of Nursing Education of Teachers College, Columbia University, 1899-1947, by Teresa E. Christy. New York: Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 1969.

Dictionary of American Nursing Biography, Edited by Martin Kaufman, and others. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988.

Enduring Issues in American Nursing, edited by Ellen D. Baer and others. New York: Springer Pub. Co., 2002.

The First 25 Years of the Southern Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing (SCCEN), by Barbara B. Reitt. Atlanta, GA: SCCEN, 1987. [Southern Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing]

First Words: Selected Addresses from the National League for Nursing, 1894-1933, edited by Nettie Birnbach and Sandra Lewenson. New York: National League for Nursing Press, 1991.

Florence Nightingale and Her Era: A Collection of New Scholarship, edited by Vern Bullough, Bonnie Bullough, and Marietta P. Stanton. New York: Garland, 1990.

Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer, by Barbara Montgomery Dossey. Springhouse, PA: Springhouse Corp., 2000.

Geriatric Nursing: Growth of a Specialty, by Priscilla Ebersole and Theris A. Touhy. New York: Springer Pub. Co., 2006.

Highlights in the History of the Army Nurse Corps, edited by Carolyn M. Feller and Constance J. Moore. Washington, D. C.: U. S. Army Center of Military History, 1996.

Historical Encyclopedia of Nursing, by Mary Ellen Snodgrass. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1999.

A History of Nursing, From Ancient to Modern Times; A World View. New York, Putnam, 1962.

A History of Nursing Ideas, edited by Linda C. Andrist, Patrice K. Nicholas, and Karen A. Wolf. Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2006.

Hospitals, Paternalism, and the Role of the Nurse, by Jo Ann Ashley. New York: Teachers College Press, 1976.

Images of Nurses: Perspectives from History, Art, and Literature. Edited by Anne Hudson Johes. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1988.

Mary Adelaide Nutting, Pioneer of Modern Nursing, by Helen E. Marshall. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1972.

No Time for Prejudice: A Story of the Integration of Negroes in Nursing in the United States. New York: Macmillan, 1961.

Nurses in Nazi Germany: Moral Choice in History, by Bronwyn Rebekay McFarland-Icke. Princteon, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999.

Nursing, a Historical Bibliography, by Bonnie Bullough, Vern L. Bullough, and Barrett Elcano. New York: Garland Pub., 1981.

Nursing: A World View, by Huda Abu-Saad. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby, 1979.

Nursing History: The State of the Art, edited by Christopher Maggs. London; Wolfeboro, NH: Croom Helm, 1987.

Nursing in Society: A Historical Perspective, by Josephine A. Dolan. Philadelphia: Saunders, 1978.

Nursing, the Finest Art: An Illustrated History, by M. Patricia Donahue; illustrations edited and compiled by Patricia A. Russac. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby, 1985.

One Strong Voice: The Story of the American Nurses’ Association, compiled by Lyndia Flanagan. Kansas City, MO: American Nurses’ Association, 1976.

Ordered to Care: The Dilemma of American Nursing, 1850-1945, by Susan M. Reverby. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire]; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

The Path We Tread: Blacks in Nursing, 1854-1984, by Mary Elizabeth Carnegie; foreword by Josephine A. Dolan.  Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1986.

“The Physician’s Hand”: Work Culture and Conflict in American Nursing, by Barbara Melosh. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1982.

Pivotal Moments in Nursing: Leaders Who Changed the Path of a Profession, by Beth Houser and Kathy Player. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 2004.

The Poetry of Nursing: Poems and Commentaries of Leading Nurse-Poets, edited by Judy Schaefer. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2006.

Reflecting on 30 Years of Nursing Leadership: 1975-2005, by Sister Rosemary Donley. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International, 2005.

Rewriting Nursing History, edited by Celia Davies. London: Croom Helm; Totowa, NJ: Barnes & Noble, 1980.

To Bind Up the Wounds: Catholic Sister Nurses in the U.S. Civil War, by Mary Denis Maher. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989.

Understanding the Work of Nurse Theorists: A Creative Beginning, by Kathleen Sitzman and Lisa Wright Eichelberger. Sudbury, Mass: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2004.

Wide Neighborhoods: A Story of the Frontier Nursing Service, by Mary Breckinridge. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1981.

Women at the Front: Hospital Workers in Civil War America, by Jane E. Schults. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

Women at War: The Story of Fifty Military Nurses Who Served in Vietnam, by Elixabeth M. Norman. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991.

Women, Health and Medicine in America: A Historical Handbook, edited by Rima D. Apple. New York: Garland Pub., 1990.

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