New Book Explores Hopkins Nursing History, Legacy


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Posted: 4/20/2006

Our Shared Legacy, Nursing Education at Johns Hopkins, 1889-2006, the newly released tribute to Hopkins students and alumni, explores the complex history of nursing education at Johns Hopkins-through the founding of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1889 to the establishment of the School of Nursing as a degree-granting division of the Johns Hopkins University.

From candlelight ceremonies to the operating room, from the shores of the South Pacific to the presidency of the American Heart Association, and from starched aprons to polo shirts, Legacy weaves the history of Johns Hopkins Nursing through a rich tapestry of dramatic illustrations and the voices of generations of Hopkins nurses. Blending hundreds of dramatic illustrations and the voices of generations of Johns Hopkins nurses with well-researched manuscripts by nurse historians Linda Sabin ’67 and Mary Frances Keen ’70, editor Mame Warren celebrates the proud traditions that are the inheritance of every Hopkins nurse.

To purchase, contact the JHU Press at or 800-537-5487.