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Patricia D'Antonio

Carol E. Ware Professor in Mental Health Nursing, Chair of the Department of Family and Community Health, and director of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.
School of Nursing.

Patricia D’Antonio is a historian whose research focuses on nursing's influence on public health and the development of many of today's health-care norms. Her current work, which looks at early-20th-century health-demonstration projects in the United States, has shown that nurses were central to promoting healthy practices, including regular physicals, prenatal and dental care, and hearing and eye checkups.

She also directs the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, which houses a large collection of archives related to nursing and health care, as well as news clippings, nurse manager ledgers and notes about the 1918 flu pandemic. 

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