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July 24, 1943

A History of Nursing

JAMA. 1943;122(13):906. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840300066035

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Modern medicine and modern nursing are closely associated in their historical growth and development as they are in practice. Emphasizing this theme, Mrs. Jensen has prepared an excellent history of nursing against a background of social and economic progress and medical advance. The history of nursing in this country and abroad, the part played by Florence Nightingale and the great nurses who came after her, and the roles of the Red Cross and the Army in the development of modern nursing are all adequately and interestingly discussed. This book should make medical men proud of the parallel advances in their sister profession.

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