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injured. 188 Nursing and mission in post-colonial Nigeria The purpose of this chapter is to examine the changes in nursing practice and personnel in Catholic mission hospitals that resulted from the Nigerian civil war from 1967 to 1970. Until then, Catholic sisters, or nuns, who served as mission nurses, physicians and midwives had been overwhelmingly white. When expatriates were expelled during the war, however, Nigerian sisters took over the leadership of Catholic healthcare institutions.3 This chapter focuses on the Medical Missionaries of Mary (MMM), the

in Colonial caring
Lea M. Williams

since vanished. Pitiful shells they were.” 9 This diversity and unconventionality undoubtedly engaged and sometimes repelled La Motte as it did so many others like her during the carefree years in Paris before the war, when Montparnasse was a magnet for artists, aspiring and established. The apartment of American writer Gertrude Stein and her partner, Alice B. Toklas, was a hub for artistic and expatriate activity and conversation, 10 and Stein provided a gateway into avant-garde Paris, “introducing a lot of

in Ellen N. La Motte
Abstract only
The long aftermath
Ida Milne

travel trade fair in Acapulco, was on the plane. ‘Check the news, it’s like 1918!’ he texted from the tarmac. In Benito Juárez airport, he texted again: ‘You should come here to write, you’d get an idea of the panic.’ Expatriate parents were rushing around, trying desperately to put their families onto flights out of the city to just about anywhere, and sometimes resorting in desperation to bribing the airline counter staff. As he had missed his connecting flights and all flights out of the airport were now full, he caught an atypically almost empty bus to Acapulco, as

in Stacking the coffins
Clement Masakure

continued to cover the strike. The government threatened striking nurses with dismissal. It also declared that the dismissed would be replaced with expatriate workers. Ironically, the authorities failed to realise that it was going to be expensive to hire expatriate workers and that it would most likely hire the very same people who had left the country for greener pastures. Nevertheless, the nurses refused to be cowed into submission, resulting in the government firing all striking workers during the fourth week. Those willing to come back to work had to reapply within

in African nurses and everyday work in twentieth-century Zimbabwe
Invalid cookery and feeding by Australian nurses in the Middle East in the First World War
Kirsty Harris

), 204. 13 See McPherson, Bedside Matters, 77. 14 McPherson, Bedside Matters, 85. 15 See, for example, Barbara A. Parfitt, Working Across Cultures: A Study of Expatriate Nurses Working in Developing Countries in Primary Health Care (Developments in Nursing and Health Care) (Aldershot, Avebury, 1998). Oral rehydration therapy is a modern invalid food. See references such as World Health Organization, The Treatment of Diarrhoea – A Manual for Physicians and Other Senior Health Workers, 4th revd edn (2005), listed at http

in One hundred years of wartime nursing practices, 1854–1953
Elisha P. Renne

Access’, Daily Trust (13 August 2013), (accessed 13 August 2013). 13 By 1908, ‘there were sixty-three medical officers in Nigeria in government service’, although the primary concern of these doctors was maintaining the health of the expatriate population; R. Schram, A History of the Nigerian Health Services

in The politics of vaccination
Katherine Foxhall

voyage, as the coast of Ireland receded over the horizon, Dunn had been acutely aware of ‘the mental depression consequent upon sea sickness and expatriation’, and its medical consequences. 56 Dunn’s compassion towards Nohilly and the other convicts on the Augusta Jessie is strong evidence that surgeons could treat convicts with a level of humanity rarely associated with medical care in the transportation system. Other surgeons expressed their reluctance to examine a body in the close proximity of women. One surgeon reported that

in Health, medicine, and the sea
Katherine Foxhall

were only temporary, and within ten days the surgeon reported that all of the convicts had recovered from the effects of ‘sea sickness and expatriation’. 61 In 1844 the owner of a steamship offered to transfer prisoners from the depots in Dublin to the waiting ships in Kingstown harbour, but would only allow the convicts to travel on the open deck. The Convict Office rejected the proposition because the distance was ‘so far that the convicts would be exposed to wet’ and there was ‘no possibility of being able to supply them with

in Health, medicine, and the sea
Michael Robinson

inter-war society owing to the ‘insuperable prejudice towards men who are known sufferers from “nerve-trouble”. Employers will have none of us: we are as lepers in the labour market. The living dead.’  127 An ESWS fundraising appeal and an article in a journal for British expatriates similarly wrote that the nervy and unpredictable nature of psychoneurosis ensured little societal sympathy towards the neurasthenic pensioner in comparison to the physically disabled. 128

in Shell-shocked British Army veterans in Ireland, 1918–39