Speaker: Julia Irwin, BA
Doctoral Candidate, Yale University
Title: "Nurses Without Borders: Health and Welfare Interventions and the Structures of American Global Power"
Abstract: This paper examines the transcontinental travels of three American Red Cross nurses during World War I and the 1920s. In careers that took them form the United States to Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia, and Asia, these women transported American ideas about health and welfare worldwide. Their biographies offer historians of American internationalism a means to chart the spread of American influence in action, while for historians of medicine and nursing, they shed light on the export of health and professional ideas from the United States to the international world.
Time: 12:15 PM
Place: Room 2019, 2U Conference Room
Claire Fagin Hall
School of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania
418 Curie Blvd.
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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