A Nurse` Life in War and Peace (Classic Reprint)

E C Laurence

Excerpt from A Nurses Life in War and Peace The charm of these letters, it will at once be found, depends upon their simplicity, their artlessness, their obvious candour. They present a plain, untinted account of a nurses career, of the difficulties she has to face, and the problems she has to solve. Those who wish to know something of a nurses life and times will find in this writing a convincing narrative, unemotional and matter-of-fact. This is no small merit, since the record of nursing experiences is apt to be blurred by exaggeration or made nauseous by sickly romance. There is pathos enough in the sick-room and in the presence of death, but those who come in touch with it would do better to hush the knowledge in their hearts, rather than to proclaim it on the house-tops. Apart from this, the world must be a little weary of the astute sick child who lisps melodrama into the ear of the kind nurse, as well as of the bizarre aphorisms of the dying tramp. The faults of management and lapses of discipline which crop up incidentally in the story are now matters of the past, and are no longer to be found in either the Childrens Hospital or the General. The novice who is entering the profession of Nursing will find in these letters a sensible and exact view of the prospect that lies before her. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.