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September 24, 1927


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Poy Sippi, Wis.

JAMA. 1927;89(13):1078-1079. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690130066035

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To the Editor:  —In a recent issue I noticed an article by Dr. Abt regarding nurses. I agree fully with him. Twice within the last year I have had nurses who came on cases without even a hypodermic. I lent them each one and failed to have them returned. In twelve cases, only one nurse had printed records. In most instances the nurse fails to take any interest in her patient or her records.I believe the fault belongs to three causes: lack of interest, no pride in registry, and too much money. A few years ago I received much better service when nurses came directly from the hospital. They displayed more pride in their work, their hospital and themselves.Since the eight hour service in hospitals was inaugurated there has been more chance existing to pass the buck from one shift to another. The large registries, more money and

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