From an editorial paragraph in a British contemporary1 we learn that one of the latest fads over there is having trained nurses for pet dogs. We have heard of women nursing dogs before, but this is the first notice of that function of trained nurses. There is so much said nowadays of the high ideal, etc., of the nursing profession that it is something of a shock when this evidence comes to hand that, to some extent at least in Great Britain, it is literally "going to the dogs." So far as known this bestial fad has not appeared as yet in this country, though a combination of zoophile and anglomaniac possibly exists that may introduce it.
NEW FIELD FOR TRAINED NURSES.. JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(7):448. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470070034005