Paper $37.95 ISBN: 9780774814485 Published July 2008 For sale in USA only
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An Officer and a Lady

Canadian Military Nursing and the Second World War

Cynthia Toman,

An Officer and a Lady

Cynthia Toman,

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

272 pages
Paper $37.95 ISBN: 9780774814485 Published July 2008 For sale in USA only
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780774814478 Published December 2007 For sale in USA only

During the Second World War, more than 4,000 civilian nurses enlisted as Nursing Sisters, a specially created all-female officers’ rank of the Canadian Armed Forces. They served in all three armed force branches and all the major theatres of war, yet nursing as a form of war work has long been under-explored. An Officer and a Lady fills that gap. Cynthia Toman analyzes how gender, war, and medical technology intersected to create a legitimate role for women in the masculine environment of the military and explores the incongruous expectations placed on military nurses as “officers and ladies.”

Contents

Introduction

1 “Ready, Aye Ready”: Enlisting Nurses

2 Incorporating Nurses into the Military

3 Shaping Nursing Sisters as “Officers” and “Ladies”

4 Legitimating Military Nursing Work

5 “The Strain of Peace”: Community and Social Memory

Conclusion

Appendix; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index

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