Yuri Bessonov

Yuri Bessonov is a frequent contributor to RN Journal with 4 articles published to date.

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A Comet in Siberia: Kate Marsden's epic journey to the outcast Yakut lepers

A Comet in Siberia: Kate Marsden's epic journey to the outcast Yakut lepers

Tags: british nurse history of nursing kate mardsen siberia

A brief glimpse of the causes and effects of the remarkable journey of the British Nurse Kate Marsden into Siberia in 1891.

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An Outstanding Journey of a British Nurse to the Yakut Lepers in Siberia 

An Outstanding Journey of a British Nurse to the Yakut Lepers in Siberia 

Tags: history of nursing Kate Marsden Leprosy

A short survey of the epic expedition into the depths of the Siberian Taiga in 1891 made by Kate Marsden, a British Nurse devoted her life to alleviating sufferings of lepers round the world.

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Russian Nurses after the Crimean War

Russian Nurses after the Crimean War

Tags: crimean war health history of nursing nurses russian

As it is well known, the Crimean War (1854-1856) marked the turning point in the history of nursing. The outstandingly self-sacrificing work of Florence Nightingale and 38 British nurses, who worked day and night in Turkish hospitals, providing help and necessary care to the sick and wounded soldiers, was highly praised and acknowledged in Britain. Their hard labor and efficient management in improving sanitary conditions in the army hospitals brought about a new approach to women’s participation in hospital care.

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Sisters of Mercy in Prisons 

Sisters of Mercy in Prisons 

Tags: health history of nursing prison sisters of mercy

Evolution of prisons in European countries has mainly been highlighted by the specialists on law and social studies, while participation of nurses in developing the up-to-date system of treating people sentenced by the societies to spend a part of their lives in jails still remains in a shadow. This survey is an attempt to take a brief glimpse of the contribution of sisters of mercy, members of the first European communes of nurses, to creating adequate conditions for prisoners and changing public's attitude towards rehabilitation of criminals and their possible return to normal life in the society.

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