Carol Helmstadter and Judith Godden win The Lavinia L. Dock Award for Exemplary Historical Research and Writing

Posted by David Cota, Marketing Coordinator

Ashgate would like to congratulate Carol Helmstadter and Judith Godden winners of The Lavinia L. Dock Award for Exemplary Historical Research and Writing in a book for their work Nursing Before Nightingale: 1850–1899.

Nursing Before Nightingale is a study of the transformation of nursing in England from the beginning of the nineteenth century until the emergence of the Nightingale nurse as the standard model in the 1890s.

Nursing Before Nightingale: 1850–1899 was also recently reviewed in Choice Magazine:

“This intelligent, well-written, historically based document changes the context of Nightingale’s contributions and provides a more authentic perspective on nursing’s evolution. Instead of focusing on the mythology surrounding Nightingale, it bridges the historical gap in nursing scholarship, bringing a fresh perspective on the contributions of many over centuries to the development of the nursing profession. Valuable for anyone interested in the history of medicine, or religious, labor, or gender studies. Summing Up: Essential. All academic readers.”

Visit Ashgate’s website for more information about this award-winning book

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