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Fixing the past in English war films
Fred Inglis

confusion as to the plot. Ice Cold in Alex has an exemplarily taut line to its tale; history, passion and actuality are exactly matched to our period aesthetics of fact, fiction and photography. It starts with John Mills, an RASC captain (decidedly not an elite corps), his sergeant-major (Harry Andrews) and a couple of nurses being waved down for a lift at the ignominious retreat from Tobruk in 1941. The

in British cinema of the 1950s
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The art of performance and her work in film
Katharine Cockin

and reiterates racist stereotypes of Romany people. The minor role of the elderly nurse Buda seems entirely suitable to Terry’s abilities at this time. As Buda, Terry conveys the burden of awareness of her own diminishing competence. It is when Buda falls asleep that the child Arline is abducted by Devilshoof, leader of the gypsies, played by C. Aubrey Smith. Devilshoof has stealthily entered the upstairs room and charmed Arline with the promise of a visit to the gypsy camp. He thereby secures the child’s silent complicity in the abduction. Other scenes, such as

in Stage women, 1900–50
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Jenny Edkins

bulwark against a world where low income is equated with moral and social inadequacy. What was perhaps most resented, and contested, in the aftermath of the fire, was how the community was portrayed. Another Whitstable resident, Joe Walsh, notes, ‘There are teachers, bus drivers, nurses and social workers in this block. The way it was put – that it was subsidised housing, mainly unemployed – was just a way of putting us all down.’20 EDKINS 9781526119032 PRINT.indd 172 22/02/2019 08:35 the grenfell tower fire 173 Walsh’s comment points to how people on the two

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Consumerism and alienation in 1950s comedies
Dave Rolinson

surprisingly sustained parodies of dramatic forms, the result is not so much a professionalisation of amateurs as an amateurisation of the professions. Carry On Nurse (Gerald Thomas, 1959) opens with the stock dramatic scenario of an ambulance hurtling back to hospital, where the crew’s dash is revealed to be motivated not by a public-service imperative but by a desire to get the racing results. Consumerism is

in British cinema of the 1950s
Martin D. Moore

services were structured around regional hierarchies of hospital provision. 46 As such, the guidance focused upon how authorities might scale up provision at different levels of the service. For instance, the circular advised that local clinics should have ‘facilities for urine testing and blood sugar estimations, and in addition to medical staff should have a sister trained in dietetics and insulin administration as well as one or more other nurses’. For larger centres, dealing with greater numbers of complex patients, a ‘full range of ancillary facilities, notably

in Managing diabetes, managing medicine
Neil Macmaster

responded to by adopting forms of counteremancipation. However, two events during July–August 1956 made a big impact on French opinion and created a general climate in which the issue of Muslim women moved onto the agenda. In July the European public was astonished to see in the press photographs of three young nurses in military uniform who had been captured by the army in the maquis, images that shattered the Orientalist stereotype of secluded and powerless Muslim women.2 A few weeks later, on 13 and 19 August, the newly independent states of Tunisia and Morocco

in Burning the veil
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Managing diabetes, managing medicine
Martin D. Moore

‘maturity onset’ or later ‘non-insulin-dependent’ (now type 2) diabetes to discuss some core characteristics of chronic diseases: gradual and asymptomatic onsets; long-term or incurable natures; and profound social and economic repercussions for individuals, communities, and nations. 95 Equally, doctors and nurses often saw diabetes management as a model for pioneering efforts at co-ordinated shared care between hospitals and GPs, one from which practitioners engaged in other forms of long-term disease management might learn. However, diabetes and

in Managing diabetes, managing medicine
Eric Pudney

witch’s familiar, who turns out to be a human boy. (In case the audience were in any doubt, the boy confesses all to the captain of the watch before the end of the play.) The nurse believes that she has seen Eugenia’s ghost, which actually turns out to be her fellow servant, Flora. The case of the angel seen in a vision by Caelia, Antonio’s virtuous wife, is a little more complicated. Upset when Antonio leaves the house with Jasper, and orders her to stay home, Caelia faints and in a dream or vision thinks she sees an angel leading her husband back. Gerardo’s first

in Scepticism and belief in English witchcraft drama, 1538–1681
Brian Pullan and Michele Abendstern

senior academics. Hence the new North West Injury Research Centre was well placed in the hospital, and the Centre’s director, Rodney Little, a specialist in trauma research, spoke of the wide range of injury victims from other casualty and burns units in the area to whom the Centre would have access. Miles Irving, the Professor of Surgery, mentioned the benefits, including the service to industry, of getting patients back to work as rapidly as possible. Much of the University’s work was concerned with the education of doctors, pharmacists, nurses and even patients

in A history of the University of Manchester 1973–90
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Health as moral economy in the long nineteenth century
Christopher Hamlin

, as a progressive industrialist, creatively. The responses of Mellors and of the other main character, the nurse Ivy Bolton, are necessarily more complicated. Being of Tevershall and dependent on it, they have fewer degrees of freedom. Yet each, crossing boundaries of class, encounters the same ambiguities that inspectors experienced. Like the inspectors, gamekeeper Mellors is expert yet servile. His education and experience would allow a middle-class career of local civic leadership, yet as much as possible he has abandoned Tevershall for a life in the woods

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