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October 13, 1883

Trained Nurses.

JAMA. 1883;I(14):430-431. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390140022003

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—It will be remembered by those present at the recent meeting of the American Medical Association in Cleveland, and such others as may have read the full record of proceedings contained in the first number of this journal, that Dr. S. D. Gross, of Philadelphia, offered, and the Association adopted, the followed preamble and resolution:

"Whereas, Good nursing is of paramount importance to the comfort of the sick and the restoration of their health, and

"Whereas, The subject is one which strongly addresses itself to the common sense and kindly sympathy of every intelligent member of society, therefore,

"Resolved, That this Association, fully recognizing the importance of the subject, respectfully recommend the establishment at every county town in our States and Territories, of schools or societies for the efficient training of nurses, male and female, by lectures and practical instruction, to be given by competent medical men, members, if possible,

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