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May 11, 1918

Medical News

JAMA. 1918;70(19):1388-1391. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600190044017

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 

Washington Conserves Its Supply of Nurses for the Civil Population.  —Washington is suffering from a shortage of graduate nurses. So many nurses have gone into the service of the Army, Navy, and Red Cross, and the population of the city has been so largely increased that the Medical Society of the District of Columbia and the Town and Country Nursing Service of the American Red Cross have felt it necessary to take action to conserve the available supply of graduate nurses. During March, 1918, the Nurses' Registry was able to answer only seventy-three requests for graduate nurses out of a total of 338 requests filed. A public appeal contains the following recommendations:

  1. No person should be

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