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The Community of St John the Divine was founded in 1848 in a bid to make nursing a respectable profession. Early Sisters worked in the Crimea with Florence Nightingale and were instrumental in developing recognised training and qualifications for nurses and midwives. In the early 20th century they were working in areas such as Poplar and Deptford becoming a treasured part of the community. Today the Sisterhood is based in Birmingham and their website is www.csjd.org.uk. Helen Batten studied history at Cambridge and then journalism at Cardiff University. She went on to become a producer and director at the BBC and now works as a writer and a psychotherapist. She lives in West London with her three daughters.

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Sisters of the East End A 1950s Nurse and Midwife by Helen Batten
Sisters of the East End A 1950s Nurse and Midwife
Helen Batten
Full of desperate hardship, humour and compassion, Katie's story brings to life the unique world of these nursing Sisters in London's East End. Sister Catherine Mary's story was written by Helen Batten after in-depth interviews with today's Sisters of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2013

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