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Tooth and Veil: The life and times of the New Zealand dental nurse

Tooth and Veil: The life and times of the New Zealand dental nurse (Paperback)

By O'Hare, Noel

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    9 Apr 20

In 1921, the School Dental Service was established. A social experiment unique to New Zealand, it was lauded around the world and later modelled in 15 countries. This is the story of those on the front line of that experiment, the dental nurses who endured military-style training..., poor resourcing and petty discipline, as well as increasingly anachronistic rules around uniform and behaviour. Bringing together interviews with dental nurses from across the decades, Noel O'Hare has created an engaging social history of New Zealand in the twentieth century, through the eyes and voices of young women. The book begins on 29 March 1974, when more than 600 dental nurses from throughout New Zealand marched to Parliament in their uniforms to protest at their low pay. They hadn't had a pay rise in 21 years . . .
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ISBN 9780995122963
Published NZ 9 Apr 2020
Publisher Massey University Press
Format Paperback
999 Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9780995122963
Stock Release date is 9 April 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Massey University Press
Imprint Massey University Press
Published 9 Apr 2020
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By O'Hare, Noel
Category World History: From C 1900 -
Australasian & Pacific History
Social & Cultural History
Dentistry / Oral & Maxillofacial Medicine
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 190mm
Height: 250mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Dentistry & Dental Nursing
ONIX Text General/trade