Sisters Of The East End: A 1950s Nurse And Midwife by Helen BattenSisters Of The East End: A 1950s Nurse And Midwife by Helen Batten

Sisters Of The East End: A 1950s Nurse And Midwife

byHelen Batten

Paperback | October 14, 2013

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Born into a working-class North London family in the late thirties, Katie is determined to 'do something' with her life. Her first choice is to be an actress and then -- so she can travel -- a missionary, but instead she finds herself moving across town to Poplar to become a parish worker.

     It's hard work, and Katie is shocked by just how poor the East End is -- at least in Kentish Town they have shoes. But it is here that she first meets the Sisters of St John the Divine, and reluctantly finds her vocation.

     Katie learns to deal with everything from breech births and eclampsia to tuberculosis and strokes. But more than this -- by spending her days and so many of her nights with the Sisters and the Eastenders, Katie finds her true home.
The Community of St John the Divine was founded in 1848 in a bid to make nursing a respectable profession. Early Sisters worked in the Crimea with Florence Nightingale and were instrumental in developing recognised training and qualifications for nurses and midwives. In the early 20th century they were working in areas such as Poplar a...
Title:Sisters Of The East End: A 1950s Nurse And MidwifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.79 × 5 × 0.81 inPublished:October 14, 2013Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0091951771

ISBN - 13:9780091951771