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The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida

Christine Ardalan


During the Jim Crow era, Florida’s public health nurses, mostly white and a few black women, tackled the state’s public health issues born of race, climate, geography, and poverty. These pioneering professional women were often the only ones available to deliver current health improvement information into the homes of people who were out of the reach of modern medical care. From Florida’s Panhandle to the Everglades and on to the Keys, they faced a number of challenges to reach both white and African American people in rural communities. Like the nurses in other states of the South and the Nor ... More

Keywords: public health, nurse, Jim Crow, cultural construction, rural communities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780813066158
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066158.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christine Ardalan, author
Florida International University