MELOSH, Barbara. American, b. 1950. Genres: History, Sociology, Novellas/Short stories, Women's studies and issues. Career: Brown University, Providence, R.I., visiting lecturer in American civilization, 1978- 79; University of Wisconsin-Madison, assistant professor of history and women's studies, 1979-83; George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., assistant professor, 1983-86, associate professor of English and American studies, 1986-92; professor of English, American studies, history, 1992-; Associate curator of medical sciences at National Museum of American History, 1983- 90. Publications: The Physician's Hand: Work Culture and Conflict in American Nursing, 1983; Engendering Culture: Manhood and Womanhood in New Deal Public Art and Theater, 1991. EDITOR: (and author of intro) American Nurses in Fiction (stories), 1984; Gender and American History since 1890, 1993. Address: Department of English, George Mason University, MS 3E4, Fairfax, VA 22030, U.S.A.