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Meryn Stuart is a nurse historian who writes and teaches in the areas of the social history of nursing, healthcare and women as healthcare professionals at the University of Ottawa. She was the Associate Director of the Institute for Women’s Studies from 2001-2003, managing its collaborative graduate program and facilitating interdisciplinary feminist research links. She was co-author of Nurses of all Nations: A History of the International Council of Nurses, 1899-1999 (1999) and is working on a book exploring the history of military nursing in the First World War.