by Annette Heist for ScienceFriday.com
While the clichéd image of nurses as sexpots in white, pointy caps remains a staple of greeting cards and Halloween costumes, anyone who's been in the hospital in the last 20 years (or watches Nurse Jackie) knows better. Nurses are a diverse group of women and men, and according to photographer Carolyn Jones, they can teach us a lot about humanity.
For her new book The American Nurse Jones travelled across the country, photographing and talking to nurses, including some who work in hospitals, prisons, hospice care and with veterans. Her goal: To find out who they are and what they know about the things that affect us all. Read more here.