Resources


Christina Bates, A Cultural History of the Nurse’s Uniform (Gatineau, PQ: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 2012)

Canadian Nursing History Collection Online

Mark Dion, and J. Morgan Puett,  RN: The Past, Present, and Future of the Nurses’ Uniform (Philadelphia: Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and Fabric Workshop and Museum, 2003)

Elizabeth Ewing, Women in Uniform Through the Centuries (London: B.T. Batsford, 1975)

Julia Hallam, Nursing the Image: Media, Culture and Professional Identity (London: Routledge, 2000)

Lynn Houweling, “Image, Function, and Style: A History of the Nursing Uniform” in American Journal of Nursing 104, no. 4 (April 2004): 40–48.

Kathryn McPherson, “‘The Case of the Kissing Nurse’: Femininity, Sexuality, and Canadian Nursing, 1900–1970” in Gendered Pasts: Historical Essays in Femininity and Masculinity in Canada, ed. by Kathryn McPherson, Cecilia Morgan, and Nancy M. Forestell (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), pp. 179–287

Janet Muff, ed., Socialization, Sexism and Stereotyping: Women’s Issues in Nursing, (St. Louis, MO: C.V. Mosby, 1982)

Nurses Uniforms, Past and Present 

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