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  • Windows in Time 2024
    Feature article: Reckoning with Race in Health Care by Dominique Tobbell, PhD.
  • Windows in Time 2023 Spring
    We showcase the nursing history research of five recently graduated UVA doctoral students.
  • 30th Anniversary Edition
    "Object Lessons": We tell the story of the center's founding and its first three decades through 30 collections from our archive.
  • Windows in Time Spring 2021
    Feature Article: Why Not? One Woman's Fight to Challenge Racism Within the Nursing Profession by Katy Hall, MSN, RN
  • Fall 2020 Windows in Time
    Feature Articles: Jewish Refugees and the British Hospital World, 1938-1948 by Jane Brooks, PhD, RN, SFHEA; and Fear and Fortitude: Nursing Practice and the AIDS Epidemic, 1980-1990, by Lauren Catlett, RN, MSN, CNL
  • Windows in Time 2020 Spring
    Feature Articles: 'The Necessities of the Emergency': New York City Nurses in the 1918 Flu Pandemic by Arlene Keeling, PhD, RN, FAAN; and The (Queer) Wound Dresser: Expanding Walt Whitman's Place in Nursing History by Tyler Gaedecke (BSN '20)
  • Windows in Time 2019 Fall
    Feature Article: Hidden No More: Oral Histories of Black LPNs; also Reclaiming Narratives of Filipino Nurses
  • Windows in Time 2019 Spring
    Feature Article: American Mission Nursing in Iran, 1907-1947 by Lydia Wytenbroek, PhD, MA, BSN, RN
  • Windows in Time 2018 Oct
    Feature Article: When Place Matters: The 1918 Flu Pandemic in Small Towns and Villages in the United States by Arlene W. Keeling, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Windows in Time 2018 Apr
    Feature Article: Two Narratives, One History: Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale by Darnisha Pitts
  • Windows in Time 2017 Sept
    Feature Article: Transorbital Lobotomy at Eastern State Hospital, 1951-1954 by Janet Colaizzi, PhD, RN
  • Windows in Time 2017 April
    Feature Article: Seeds of Grief: Children's Orthopedic Hospital, 1907–1915 by Mary E. Gibson, PhD, RN
  • Windows in Time 2016 October
    Feature Article: Opportunities for Nursing History Research about U.S. Nursing in the Spanish-American War and World War I by Addeane S. Caelleigh
  • Windows in Time 2016 April
    Feature Article: Making the Child "King of the Mountain": Care of the Convalescent Child at Children's Rehabilitation Center (CRC), 1951–1987 by Lisa Cantore Letzkus, RN, MSN, CPNP-AC, CCRN
  • Windows in Time 2015 Oct
    Feature Article: Children of the Sun: Heliotherapy and Tubercular Children by Barbara Brodie, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Windows in Time 2015 April
    Feature Article: Hull House: A Safe Haven by Amanda St. Ivany, RN, BSN
  • Windows in Time 2014 Oct
    Feature Article: "We Just Had to Line Them Up": Monica Conter, Army Nurse Corps by Gwyneth Rhiannon Milbrath, MSN RN
  • Windows in Time 2014 May
    Feature Article: Called to Care for Foundlings, Orphans, Unwanted And Abused Children: St. Vincent's Infant Asylum, 1881–1972 by Barbara Brodie, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Windows in Time 2013 Oct
    Feature Article: A Most Alarming Situation": Responding to the 1918 Influenza Epidemic in Alaska by Arlene W. Keeling, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Windows in Time 2013 May
    Feature Article: "It Hurts A Little, But You Can Have Ice Cream After the Surgery":
    Tonsillectomy/Adenoidectomy, 1900–1955 by Barbara Brodie, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Windows in Time 2012 Oct
    Feature Article: Bridles and Babies: Couriers and Nurses in the Early Years of the Frontier Nursing Service by Anne Z. Cockerham, PhD, RN, CNM, WH
  • Windows in Time 2012 May
    Feature Article: Virginia's Response to the White Plague by Mary E. Gibson, PhD, RN
  • Windows in Time 2011 Nov
    Feature Article: "We were all in it together": Medicine and Nursing in the 8th Evacuation Hospital, 1942–1945 by Patricia Kinser, WHNP, MS, RN
  • Windows in Time 2010 October
    Feature Article: “In the absence of proper medical and surgical skill”: Childbirth and Nursing Care Among the Mormon Pioneers, 1846-1866 by Emily C. Evans, MSN, RN
  • Windows in Time 2010 May
    Feature Article: “The Fatal Hill is Giving Up Its Dead:” The Monongah Mine Disaster, December 1907 by John C. Kirchgessner, PhD, RN, PNP
  • Windows in Time 2009 Oct
    Feature Article: “Above Average” Nursing Care: The Development of Intensive Care Nursing at the University of Virginia Hospital, 1954-1970 by Sarah White Craig, BSN, RN and John C. Kirchgessner, PhD, RN, PNP
  • Windows in Time 2009 May
    Feature Article: “In and Out of Favor”: Scholarship and Nursing History by Joan E. Lynaugh, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Windows in Time 2008 Oct
    Feature Article: A “Cure” for the Privileged: The Impact of Insulin on Nursing Care of Children with Diabetes by Deborah Gleason-Morgan, RN, MSN, CPNP
  • Windows in Time 2008 Feb
    Feature Article: The Prevention of Suffering is as Much Her Work as Nursing”: Origins of the City Union of the King’s Daughters Health Work in Norfolk by Mary E. Gibson PhD, RN
  • Windows in Time 2007 Sept
    Feature Article: Serving an International Need at Home: the Medical Mission Sisters’ Catholic Maternity Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1944-1968 by Anne Z. Cockerham, MSN, RN, CNM
  • Windows in Time 2007 May
    Feature Article: Women Providing Nursing Care in Charlottesville During the American Civil War, 1861-1865 by Barbara Maling, RN, MSN, ACNP
  • Windows in Time 2006 Sept
    Feature Article: “Stretching Out a Hand to Heal”: A Beginning History of Parish Nursing in the United States, 1984-1997 by Lisa M. Zerull, MS, RN
  • Windows in Time 2006 Feb
    Feature Article: “Manna from Heaven”: Religion, Nursing, and the Modern Hospice Concept by Joy Buck, PhD, RN
  • Windows in Time 2005 Sept
    Feature Article: “Caring for the Storkers”: Public Health Nurses and the Emergency Maternal & Infant Care Program, 1943-1947 by Nena Patterson, PhD, RN
  • Windows in Time 2004 Nov
    Feature Article: The Search for Penicillin by Barbara Brodie, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Windows in Time 2003 Oct
    Feature Article: Herbal Medicines in the Kentucky Mountains: The Frontier Nursing Service, 1925-1950 by Arlene W. Keeling, PhD, RN
  • Windows in Time 2003 May
    Feature Article: Florence Nightingale's Views on Women and Women’s Issues by Lois Monteiro, PhD, RN
  • Windows in Time 2002 Nov
    Feature Article: "Who Speaks for the Children?": Nurses' Initial Involvement in the Care of the Abused Child by Natalie McClain, MSN, RN, CPNP
  • Windows in Time 2002 May
    Feature Article: The Nurse Habitué: The History of Addiction in Nurses, 1850-1982 by Barbara Heise, RN, MSN, FNP