• The world and his wife0

    U.K. media on crediting “female nurse and embryologist” Jean Purdy for IVF Archival letters show in vitro fertilization pioneer Robert Edwards pushing without success for recognition of his “equal” partner Jean Purdy in plaques honoring their work leading to the first test-tube baby in 1978. The Guardian did a good job highlighting the role that Purdy’s

  • Student suspended for saving friend’s life0

    15-year-old Texas student helps school nurse save asthmatic classmate’s life, then is suspended for doing so February 29, 2016 — Last month, Houston NBC TV affiliate KCEN reported that a Killeen high school student had helped save a critically ill asthmatic student’s life by taking her to the school nurse, despite orders from his teacher that they

  • Saving Lives wins two 2015 AJN Book of the Year awards!0

    January 2016 — Saving Lives: Why the Media’s Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk has won two 2015 Book of the Year awards from the American Journal of Nursing! Written by the Truth About Nursing’s Sandy Summers and Harry Jacobs Summers, the book won 2nd place awards in the History and Public Policy


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