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January 2, 1943

History of the School of Nursing of the Presbyterian Hospital, New York, 1892-1942

JAMA. 1943;121(1):89. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840010091033

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Rarely does one find a volume so free from flaw as this one by Miss Eleanor Lee. Her knowledge of the Presbyterian Hospital, coupled with her being well versed in the history of nursing, makes her especially qualified for just such a work as this. That she has done it with real skill is revealed through the contents, with ten chapters, over fifty illustrations, a chronological list of events from 1892 to June 1942, an appendix, pages of which are original copies in facsimile; junior and senior lectures, 1893-1894; graduating exercises of the class of 1894 in the Training School for Nurses, with notes from diaries of members; the history and significance of the Presbyterian nurse's pin; speakers at graduation, 1894-1942; presidents of the alumnae association; a prayer offered at the funeral of Miss Maxwell; Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing Hymn; hospital officers administrative staff, nursing service; Faculty of Medicine

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