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Author Abel, Emily K.

Title Hearts of wisdom : American women caring for kin, 1850-1940 / Emily K. Abel
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 326 pages)
Contents "Hot flannels, hot teas, and a great deal of care": Emily Hawley Gillespie and Sarah Gillespie, 1858-1888 -- An overview of nineteenth-century caregiving -- "Tried at the quilting bees": conflicts between "old ladies" and aspiring professionals -- A "terrible and exhausting" struggle: Martha Shaw Farnsworth, 1890-1924 -- "Just as you direct": caregiver translations of medical authority -- Negotiating public health directives: poor New Yorkers at the turn of the century -- Caregiving during the Great Depression: mothers seeking children's health care and American Indians encountering public health nurses -- "Very dear to my heart": confronting labels of feeblemindedness and epilepsy -- "Like ordinary hearing children": raising offspring according to oralist dictates -- Conclusion: The uses of the past
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 MiAaHDL
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Subject Caregivers -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Caregivers -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Home nursing -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Home nursing -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Medical personnel-caregiver relationships -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Medical personnel-caregiver relationships -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Women -- United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Caregivers -- history.
Caregivers -- psychology.
Family Relations.
Home Nursing -- history.
Professional-Family Relations.
Women.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0674020022 (electronic bk.)
9780674020023 (electronic bk.)