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Celebrate National Nursing Week with the Health Sciences Archives and a Guest Blog Post!

We are so pleased to welcome a guest post on our blog today. David Rayside is a Professor Emeritus of Political Science, and was founding director of the Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, at the University of Toronto. His writing has included books on sexual diversity, political conservatism, and the role of religion in Canadian public life. He has paired this writing with an activist engagement on issues related to gender and sexual diversity. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. 

David's current research has brought him to the Health Sciences Archives where he has been delving into the life and career of his great-aunt, Edith Rayside, who was Superintendent of Nurses at Hamilton General Hospital from 1924-1934. Edith's story is a fascinating one and we asked David to recount it for us here, in celebration of National Nursing Week. While we take time to celebrate the nurses who work tirelessly today, it is also important to remember and honour the nurses who paved the way into modern times.

Our thanks to David for sharing this excellent profile of a trailblazer with us. Enjoy!


Celebrate National Nursing Week with the Health Sciences Archives and a Guest Blog Post!