The American Association for the History of Nursing is so pleased to partner with Nursing Clio for this special series, which showcases some of the innovative and diverse work being done by historians of nursing across the world. The AAHN holds its annual meeting this week in Rochester, New York, and these essays are windows into the… Read more →
Erin Spinney is a PhD Candidate at the University of Saskatchewan. Her dissertation “Naval and Military Nursing in the British Empire c. 1763-1830,” considers the use of female nurses in military and naval hospitals. Her research considers nurses’ involvement in cleanliness and ventilation in the built environment of the hospital, the contracting of enslaved nurses to work in West Indian naval hospitals, and a prosopographical study of the nursing workforce at Plymouth Naval Hospital.