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September 12, 1896


JAMA. 1896;XXVII(11):606-607. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430890044006

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Being a woman, it follows that in the universal process of rejuvenation and modernizing to which everything is to be subjected the nurse must also be made over. It might seem that the professional nurse were herself such a modern product that any remaking after the manner of the new woman, would be a wholly superfluous proceeding. But in England, at least, protest has apparently become necessary, and we suspect it may be about time for Americans to reconsider the questions of over-education or mal-education, proper functions and delimitations of the nurse. Dr. Malcolm Morris in The Practitioner for July, 1896, has some rather sarcastic remarks upon the subject. To us at least, and pondering the matter from our point of view, Dr. Morris seems to be somewhat too ironical. Perhaps the dreams and ambitions of our American girl are kept well in petto and are only awaiting power and

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