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Mikko Myllykangas

History , 46:3 (2013), 1–16 (p. 10). 4 Kushner, Self-Destruction in the Promised Land , 11; J. Watt (ed.), From Sin to Insanity: Suicide in Early Modern Europe (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2004). 5 G. Minois, History of Suicide: Voluntary Death in Western Culture (Baltimore, MD: Johns

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The hygienic utopia in Jules Verne, Camille Flammarion, and William Morris
Manon Mathias

course, been drawn by humans for centuries: Egyptian physicians, for instance, believed that disease was caused by the absorption of putrefying faeces, 5 and as asserted by Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, ‘perhaps no other part of the body has played a longer or larger part in disease origin than the intestines and its most visible, odorous by-product, feces’. 6 Although human excrement had been valued for its positive qualities in certain periods, Western culture broadly

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Contextualising colonial and post-colonial nursing
Helen Sweet and Sue Hawkins

four chapters begin to examine the embedding of Western-style nursing culture into indigenous cultures. These chapters widen our scope beyond the British Empire to include not only Australia and New Zealand, but also the Dutch East Indies and the American colonies of Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Issues such as racism and clashes of culture now come to the fore. The tensions between colonial nurses and their ‘Westernculture of medicine and the traditional practices of indigenous trainees 3 Helen Sweet and Sue Hawkins and their patients are examined, as are

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Guerrilla nursing with the Friends Ambulance Unit, 1946–48
Susan Armstrong-Reid

learn more about maternal and child health in order to do something about it, wherever I might be’. But she remained conflicted ‘whether to pursue more education or get a job at home to help support my parents. And if I should decide on either possibility, what would become of my unrealized dream of having a family and home of my own?’92 During her cultural adaptation in Yenan, a new identity had emerged that was intersecting with and antagonistic to the Western culture into which Stanley had been born and socialised.93 An unexpected and, in some respects, unwelcomed

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