Handmaidens and battleaxes

Australia, 1989

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This is an informative and entertaining documentary which traces the role of nurses from pre-industrial times to the modern day. The program uses rare archival footage, dramatic re-enactments, personal interviews and photographic stills collected from nursing colleges from three continents. These elements successfully combine to give insight into the reality of the nursing profession.

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Rosalind Gillespie



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