Pearle Arnold Capwell (1885-1982), Pioneer Nurse
Article first published online: 14 JUN 2007
Image: the Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Volume 31, Issue 2, pages 193–195, June 1999
How to Cite
Pickwell, S. M. (1999), Pearle Arnold Capwell (1885-1982), Pioneer Nurse. Image: the Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 31: 193–195. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.1999.tb00469.x
- Issue published online: 14 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 14 JUN 2007
- Accepted for publication March 23, 1998.
- Cited By
Nurse leaders who shaped our profession and those who continue to do so are well remembered and their histories are well documented. But there are uncelebrated nurses, who have contributed to the remarkable advances of nursing in the United States. They are the unsung heroines who made their mark as mothers, sisters, wives, citizens, and—not so incidentally—as nurses. Rarely did they write their memoirs and as a result there is little in the way of a record of “ordinary nurses providing daily nursing care” to the sick and injured many decades ago. We rarely have an opportunity to hear from those pioneers from early in the 20th century.