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April 9, 1927

A Sound Economic Basis for Schools of Nursing, and Other Addresses.

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By Mary Adelaide Nutting, R.N., M.A. Cloth. Price, $2.50. Pp. 327. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1926.

JAMA. 1927;88(15):1202. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680410078034

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The author has been one of the leaders in nursing education for thirty years. In this book she has collected a large number of occasional addresses which she has delivered during her career. The titles of the various addresses indicate the character of the contents. Among these are: A Sound Economic Basis for Schools of Nursing, Suggestions for Educational Standards, Preliminary Education, Nursing and Its Opportunities, Ideals for Schools of Nursing, Twenty Years of Nursing Education in Teachers' College and the Outlook in Nursing. Many of these addresses were delivered nearly twenty-five years ago, but they consider problems that are still alive and interesting in nursing. Such a collection of addresses, however, necessarily involves a great deal of repetition, and the book would have been more useful if it had been carefully edited in order to make it more consecutive and less repetitious. The tone of the book is expressed

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