Anionwu E (2016) Mixed blessings from a Cambridge union. London: ELIZAN
Bellman L, B Boase S, Roger S et al (2018) Nursing through the years: Care and compassion at the Royal London Hospital. Barnsley: Pen & Sword History.
Borsay A and Dale P (2015) Mental health nursing: the working lives of paid carers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Brooks J (2018) Negotiating nursing: British Army sisters and soldiers in the Second World War. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Brooks J and Hallett C E (eds.) (2015) One hundred years of nursing wartime practices, 1854-1953. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Cohen S (2019) Nurses and nursing. Stroud: Amberley.
Cohen S (2018) The district nurse: a pictorial history. Barnsley: Pen & Sword History.
Cook R (2019) “Petticoat government”: the story of the York Home for nurses.
D'Antonio P (2013) Routledge handbook on the global history of nursing. Abingdon: Routledge.
Graham M (2013) Nurses voices from the Northern Ireland troubles: personal accounts form the front line. London: RCN Publishing.
Hallett C (2017) The nurses of Passchendaele. Barnsley: Pen and Sword.
Helmstadter C (2020) Beyond Nightingale: nursing on the Crimean War battlefields. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Keeling A W, Hehman M C and Kirchgessner J C (2017) History of professional nursing in the United States: towards a culture of health. New York: Springer Publishing.
Loughrey M (2019) A century of service: a history of the Irish Nurses’ and Midwives’ Organisation, 1919-2019. Newbridge: Irish Academic Press.
McGann S, Crowther, A and Dougall R (2009) A history of the Royal College of Nursing, 1916-1990: A voice for nursing. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Morrison CM (2017) Hebridean heroines: twentieth century queen’s nurses (1940s-1970s). Laxay, Isle of Lewis: Island Book Trust.
Mortimer B (2012) Sisters memories from the courageous nurses of world war two. London: Hutchenson.
Palmer D (2014) Who cared for the carers? A history of the occupational health of nurses, 1880-1948. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Seacole M (2014) Wonderful adventures of Mrs Seacole in many lands. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Skretkowicz V (ed.) (1992) Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing (revised with additions). London: Scutari Press.
Sweet H and Hawkins S (eds.) (2015) Colonial caring: A history of colonial and post-colonial nursing. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
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