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Paul Greenough, Stuart Blume, and Christine Holmberg

accompanied mass campaigns. Two bold, not wholly unfamiliar generalisations emerge: A government's capacity to manufacture its own vaccines has frequently played a role in building and sustaining national sovereignty. The success or failure of a vaccination campaign has notable effects on the inner formation of participants’ sense of community and citizenship. As will be seen, mass immunisation should not be considered a

in The politics of vaccination
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Contextualising colonial and post-colonial nursing
Helen Sweet and Sue Hawkins

political sovereignty in spite of geographical dispersion’.8 Post-colonialism will be used here to describe the period in which political and theoretical struggles of previously colonised societies broached their transition from political, military and economic dependence to independent sovereignty.9 Medicine’s and, by association, nursing’s role in this later colonial process may be seen as part of an attempt by the colonisers to justify the harsher sides of imperialism. These attempts at justification were taking place at the same time that political and religious

in Colonial caring
Barbra Mann Wall

’s national sovereignty and provide assistance across the border. The war lasted thirty months and Biafra collapsed in 1970.32 Hospitals and clinics run by the MMM and Holy Rosary Sisters were in the middle of the fray. One important written document is a diary by Sister Pauline Dean, a paediatrician and MMM who worked at St Mary’s Hospital in Urua Akpan. Sister Pauline joined the MMM and went to Nigeria in 1961. As with any written document, it is important to determine who the intended audience was. In this case, Sister Pauline wrote it for private rather than public

in Colonial caring