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May 14, 1932

The Lancet Commission on Nursing Appointed in December, 1930, to Inquire Into the Reasons for the Shortage of Candidates, Trained and Untrained, for Nursing the Sick in General and Special Hospitals Throughout the Country, and to Offer Suggestions for Making the Service More Attractive to Women Suitable for This Necessary Work.

JAMA. 1932;98(20):1767. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730460071045

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This is the final report of the committee appointed by the Lancet in 1930 "to inquire into the reasons for the shortage of candidates, trained and untrained, for nursing the sick in general and special hospitals throughout the country, and to offer suggestions for making the service more attractive to women suitable for this necessary work." The report includes the reasons which the committee found for the shortage of candidates. It offers suggestions as to how the number of desirable candidates might be increased. The report is based on a large amount of pertinent information, is well edited, and contains a number of tables and charts. It is valuable for all who are interested in the proper supply of nurses, whether in Great Britain or elsewhere.

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