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Medicina, chirurgia e politica nell'Ottocento toscano: l'archivio di Ferdinando Zannetti

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ISBN: 8884531322 8884531330 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_356368 Language: Italian
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Surgery --- Medicine (General)
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The biography and the works of Ferdinando Zannetti, physician, surgeon, politician and outstanding figure in nineteenth-century Tuscany acquire new light through the organisation and inventorying of the papers from his archive. The history of medicine and surgery of this period is enriched by new data, making it possible to enter into the daily exercise of the profession. The evidence of Zannetti as a military doctor and organiser of the health service during the wars of independence also offers a fascinating new slant on the history of the Risorgimento. The political life of Florence and Tuscany are relived in the framework of the laborious construction of the new State.

The Rise of Mental Health Nursing

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ISBN: 9789053565018 Year: Pages: 328 DOI: 10.5117/9789053565018 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Psychology --- Sociology --- Social Sciences --- History
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Examining the relations between the rise of scientific psychiatry and the emergence of mental health nursing in Dutch asylums, this study analyses the social relationships of class, gender and religion that structured asylum care in the Netherlands around 1900. Drawing on archival collections of four Dutch asylums, the book highlights the gendered nature of mental health nursing politics. Seeking to model the asylum after the forceful example of the general hospital, psychiatrists introduced new somatic treatments and designed mental nurse training which aimed at creating a nursing staff skilled in somatic care. The training system, based on the projected image of the civilized, middle-class female nurse, bringing competence and compassion to the care of the mentally ill, created new opportunities for women, while at the same time restricting the role of men in nursing. Capturing the contradictory realities of hospital-oriented asylum care, the book illustrates the social complexity of the care of the mentally ill and forms an important addition to the historiography on European psychiatry.

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