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July 24, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(4):264-265. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680040052029

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To the Editor:  —It is an accepted fact that a personal relationship between patient and physician, and patient and nurse, is an important factor in aiding in the recovery of the patient. In order to obtain that personal relationship, it is necessary that the physician and the nurse should not consider the patient only as a case but as a human being.In order to add to the personal touch, I have inaugurated at our hospital name badges for the nurses. Each nurse has a badge with her name printed on it, which she wears while on duty. This serves as an introduction between the nurse and the patient, and helps to establish a more confident feeling in the patient toward the nurse. It also helps the physicians to know the nurses that are to carry out their orders. It aids the supervisor in knowing her nurses and remembering their

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