17 July 2011 0 Comments

More Trashy Nurse Books

Time for another shameful glimpse into the vanished world of tawdry nurse novels. In this installment, we move from the stereotypical hospital courtship romances toward the seamier world of male fantasy.  Thanks to Curt Purcell’s fabulous Flickr set for these examples. Not exactly a sensitive portrayal of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.  And who knew PTSS could […]

7 June 2011 2 Comments

Naughty, Naughty Roentgen Rays

(image via elettrogenica.tumblr.com) I’m full of daze, Shock and amaze; For nowadays I hear they’ll gaze Thro’ cloak and gown — and even stays, These naughty, naughty Roentgen Rays. This little ditty from 1896 sums up the prurient interest that Wilhelm Roentgen’s invention of X-ray technology immediately… err… “aroused.” By the 1930s the X-ray was […]

6 May 2011 0 Comments

Lesbian Nurses: Which is Right for You?

It’s Nurse Paperback Friday again and time for your opinions on the ever-titlating subgenre of lesbian nurses. Only scratching the surface here, folks…. 1) The Gay Nurses.  Proof that the cap is always the last to come off. 2) Nurses’ Quarters by Sylvia Erskine.  OK, maybe the lesbianism is only  hinted at on the cover of this […]