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Dr. Maria Lorentzon

Fields of research and interest:
Broad interests within the fields of the history of medicine and of nursing; In terms of homoeopathy, Wellcome funded project, 1993-1995, related to analysis of 300 volumes of clinical notes discovered at the London Homoeopathic Hospital, dating from 1889 to 1923 (with Bernard Leary and Anna Bosanquet). Later un-funded research on nurses registers at LHH

Ongoing projects:
I am not currently involved in any research related directly to homeopathy

Bibliography of recent (since 1993) monographs and articles:

Monographs

  • Socialising nurse probationers in the late 19th and early 20th century: relevance of historical reflection for modern policy makers (2003) (forthcoming) (includes discussion about nurse probationers at LHH).

Articles

  • Management of Nursing in 19th Century London with Special Reference to the London Homoeopathic Hospital, in: British Homoeopathic Journal 84 (1995), 55-61.
  • (With Osborne, S.) From 19th Century Nursing Reforms to Current Practice: a Selective Overview with Special Reference to The Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, in: Journal of Nursing Management 3 (1995), 75-80.
  • (With Bosanquet A.) Patients at the London Homoeopathic Hospital, 1889 - 1923: Social profiles and clinical characteristics, in: British Homoeopathic Journal, 86 (1997), 166-172.
  • (With Leary B., Bosanquet A.) ‘It won’t do any Harm’: Practice and People at the London Homoeopathic Hospital, 1889 - 1923, in: R. Jütte, G. Risse (eds.): Culture, Knowledge and Healing: Historical Perspectives on Homoeopathic Medicine in Europe and America (Sheffield, 1998), 251-274.
  • Nurse Education at the London Homoeopathic Hospital, 1903 - 1947: Preparation for Professional Specialists or Marginised Cinderellas, in: International History of Nursing Journal 5, 2 (2000), 20-27.
  • Grooming Nurses for the New Century - Analysis of Nurses' Registers in London Voluntary Hospitals before the First World War, in: International History of Nursing Journal 6, 2 (2001), 4-12 (includes discussion about nurse probationers at LHH).

Suggestions to the network:
I am not an expert in the field, but would be happy to remain part of the network

Position: Retired/Visiting Senior Fellow, European Institute of Health and Medical Science, University of Surrey, UK
Address: 30 Lascotts Road, London N22 8JN, UK
Telephone: 0044-(0)208-8813292