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American colonial and missionary nurses in Puerto Rico, 1900–30

) colonial administration in Puerto Rico from 1900 to 1930, and highlights the ways US nurses embodied those messages and participated in the Americanisation campaign. In 1898, after the Spanish–American War, the US took possession of former Spanish colony, Puerto Rico. The transfer of colonial administration of Puerto Rico from the Spanish to the US took place on social, religious and governmental levels. The colonial and missionary administrators needed trained nurses to effectively run their public health and hospital facilities. These same administrators also wanted to

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