Author Topic: Symbols of Care - Illustrating the evolution of health care in Britain  (Read 165 times)

Edelweiss James

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It has taken a long time, but I have finally published a book which uses nursing and midwifery badges to chart the changes in health care and societal attitudes over the last 150 years. A fruit of lockdown.
It is a hard back book of 170 pages with 177 full size colour photos of nursing and midwifery badges drawn from my collection which has been assembled over the last 40 years.
It also contains a comprehensive bibliography and a selection of certificates and job adverts from the early nursing press.

The price is currently 30 GB Pounds including UK postage (which unfortunately has just increased).

To get a copy, please send a cheque to E M James, 4 Holmwood, The Rise, Brockenhurst SO42 7AF

Wilf Burgess has given his permission to advertise this.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2022, 11:36:35 AM by wilfb »

wilfb

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Hi.
Should be a very good addition to our knowledge Edelweiss, and it sounds an excellent buy.  Mine is already on the way, and just in case anyone is wondering I have paid full price!!

Edelweiss has already contributed two articles to our site:-

http://schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Articles/EdelweisJBA2.htm

Collecting Nursing Badges.  The reproduction of a 1992 article on collecting badges by Edelweiss James. Edelweiss is also the author of a finding book about nursing badges.

and:-

http://schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Articles/EdelweisJBA2.htm - all about early buckles and badges.

This latest book has been long awaited.  **I have no hesitation in recommending the book, sight unseen, and I hope that the book is collected by this very able contributor.  I do not think that extending our knowledge of our history is advertising. More well worth obtaining! Thank you Edelweiss....

Will.

nursesue

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hi wilf - yes am going to post my cheque tomorrow Thanks for letting her advertise this. Agree it sounds like a great book
 

wilfb

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Hi.

Guaranteed.  If you don't like it I will give you the money back - well, maybe 10%

Will.

Edelweiss James

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Oops - the price includes postage.
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nursesue

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my copy arrived today and from a quick glance it looks amazing - can't wait to sit down and read it

wilfb

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Hi Sue.

I find everything from Edelweiss absolutely stunning.  But I need to drive down to the post to seek my copy. Hopefully it will be there before me...

And a question...  Do you really find time to sit down and read?!!

Will.

Sarah Rogers

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I've out my cheque in the post :) Post thesis relaxation.

barrysutton

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An excellent read and wonderful additional reference book to our hobby I fully recommend the purchase of a copy of this book.

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Cheque on way tomorrow.

wilfb

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Hi.

Collected mine today. A superb addition to any nursing history collection.  Very well presented - I do like hard-back and the semi-gloss pages make for very clear, easy reading. Not too heavy to hold if reading in bed!!

Magic! 

Wilf.

Edelweiss James

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Hi
As an alternative to paying by cheque, please pay ?30.75 into my paypal account edelweissrmn@gmail.com - the extra 75p is to cover the paypal fees.
Many thanks
Edelweiss

 

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