Eunice Dyke: Health Care Pioneer

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Dundurn, Aug 10, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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From Pioneer Public Health Nurse to Advocate for the Aged: Eunice Henrietta Dyke. A dynamic personality whose determination improved public health care and nurses’ education, and began the recognition of senior citizens’ needs; yet she was fired at the height of her nursing career. A woman described as "ahead of her time."

 

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Contents

Preface
8
Foreword
11
A Prologue to Public Health Nursing
13
1 Eunice Henrietta Dyke
31
2 A Mammoth Undertaking
41
3 Fresh Challenges
61
4 An International Figure
79
5 After Paris
93
9 A Rockefeller Fellowship
155
10 Return to Canada
173
11 Six Months Trial
191
12 Further Ventures
204
13 A New Way of Life
217
14 Her Last Days
232
Notes
236
Dyke and Ryrie Family trees
248

6 The Consuming Concern
105
7 Arousing Public Awareness
119
8 Collapse of a Career
135
Illustration and Photograph credits
251
Index
252
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About the author (1996)

Marion Victoria Royce's O.C., 1971, her D.C.L. from Acadia University, 1975, and Governor General's Award, "Persons Case", 1979 (50th anniversary) were deserved rewards for her decades of service as teacher, administrator, and author. After the English and History classrooms of Moulton College, she worked for the World YWCA for 10 years, travelling to 24 countries from their headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1954, she became the founding Director of the Women's Bureau in the Department of Labour in Ottawa. In her semi-retirement years to 1982, she was a part-time researcher at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, writing many articles on the education of women.

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