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Jensen, Joan M. "The world of Theta Mead, county nurse: private and public health care in rural Wisconsin, 1900-1922"


Jensen, Joan. "The World of Theta Mead, County Nurse: Public and Private Health Care in Rural Wisconsin, 1900-1922," Vol. 92, Issue 3. In this article, historian Joan Jensen recounts the life and work of Theta Mead, a public nurse hired to implement health care strategies in Lincoln County in the early 1900s. The article describes the impact of diseases such as smallpox, tuberculosis, and Spanish Influenza on rural Wisconsin as well as public health reform movements promoted by the Women's Committee of National Defense, the Lincoln County Medical Society, and the Wisconsin Anti-Tuberculosis Association (WATA). (14 pages)

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Citation: Jensen, Joan M. "The world of Theta Mead, county nurse: private and public health care in rural Wisconsin, 1900-1922" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 92 /Issue: 3 (2008-2009)

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