The Bates Center is the preeminent history of nursing research center and archive.
Our priority is to increase the understanding of the importance of the history of nursing and healthcare to the development of our healthcare system and in crafting effective health policies and patient care strategies.
Through its extensive collections, fellowships, and curricula opportunities, the Bates Center provides considerable evidence for scholars and students to question traditional disciplinary paradigms; to give voice to the historical power of nursing; and to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of local and global approaches to issues of health and illness.
Calm, Cool, and Courageous: Nursing and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic
This fall marks the 100 year anniversary of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. To commemorate this horrific event that impacted the entire world, the Bates Center is organizing a campaign, Calm, Cool, and Courageous, to highlight the work and experiences of nurses during the 1918 flu pandemic. Follow along on twitter at @Penn_Bateshx and on facebook using #FollowTheFlu for real-time reactions to events as they unfolded.
Sep19In this Bates Center seminar, Susan Lawrence, PhD, explores the implications of post-mortem medical privacy for the history of patients’ experiences of sickness and injury, for health care providers and for health care systems.
This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. To commemorate this horrific event the Center is organizing a campaign, Calm Cool, and Courageous, to highlight the work and experiences of nurses during the 1918 flu pandemic.
Cynthia Connolly’s, PhD, RN, FAAN, book, Children and Drug Safety: Balancing Risk and Protection in Twentieth Century America, just received the distinguished Arthur J. Viseltear Prize. This award is given each year by the American Public Health Association (APHA) to a historian who has made outstanding contributions to the history of public health, either through a body of scholarship or through a recent book (published within the previous two years).
The fall 2018 seminar series offers an exciting lineup of prominent scholars who will present new historical scholarship.