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First aid and voluntarism in England, 1945-­85 (2019)
Journal Article
Ramsden, S., & Wall, R. (2019). First aid and voluntarism in England, 1945-­85. Twentieth Century British History, https://doi.org/10.1093/tcbh/hwy043

First aid was the focus of growing voluntary activity in the post-war decades. Despite the advent of the National Health Service in 1948, increased numbers of people volunteered to learn, teach, and administer first aid as concern about health and sa... Read More

Nursing and surgery: Professionalisation, education and innovation (2017)
Book Chapter
Wall, R., & Hallett, C. E. (2017). Nursing and surgery: Professionalisation, education and innovation. In T. Schlich (Ed.), The Palgrave handbook of the history of surgery, 153-174. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95260-1_8

Nurses played an essential role in the major developments in surgery between the mid-nineteenth and the mid-twentieth centuries. This chapter focuses on the Anglo-American world, weaving in original research with a historiographical review. Three str... Read More

Complaining about typhoid in 1930s Britain (2014)
Book Chapter
Wall, R. (2014). Complaining about typhoid in 1930s Britain. In J. Reinarz, & R. Wynter (Eds.), Complaints, controversies and grievances in medicine: Historical and social science perspectives, 184-202. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Bacteria in Britain, 1880-1939
Book
Wall, R. Bacteria in Britain, 1880-1939. The University of Hull

Focusing on the years between the identification of bacteria and the production of antibiotic drugs, Wall presents a study into how medical bacteriology was integrated within both clinical practice and public knowledge. Using a series of case studies... Read More