Speaker: Jennifer Gunn, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, History of Medicine
Title: Building the Public Health Infrastructure from the Nurses Up, 1918-1950
Abstract: In this talk, I explore the hypothesis that in many rural counties, the public health infrastructure emerged from and had as its core the work of public health nurses, funded initially by a variety of public and private agencies. The Upper Midwest serves as a case study to examine the transition from the public health professionals’ and demonstration projects’ “selling” of public health to the actual establishment of county health units and the role of nurses in that transition.
Place: Room 2019, 2U
School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Bates Center Seminar Series features scholarly papers and presentations on the history of nursing and health care and welcomes all interested individuals.
Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
418 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6096
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