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Containing Trauma: Nursing Work in the First World War (Cultural History of Modern War)

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In this lucid and cogently-argued book, Christine Hallett explores the nature of the practices developed by nurses and their volunteer-assistants during the First World War.She argues that nurses found meaning in their complex and stressful work by identifying it as a process of "containing trauma."Broad in its scope and detailed in its research, the book analyzes the work ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 15th 2011 by Manchester University Press (first published March 15th 2010)
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A fascinating and detailed account about an often overlooked group of First World War heroines.
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