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September 13, 1947

White Caps: The Story of Nursing

JAMA. 1947;135(2):129. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890020059025

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This history of nursing is written in such a manner that it immediately catches the reader's interest. The frailties of human nature are not glossed over. The good and the bad are recorded. The reader, however, emerges at the completion of the volume with a picture of the profession developed through an acquaintanceship with the personalities of a considerable number of the builders of the profession. The struggle to build this profession is described as long and hard and intimately tied up with the history of woman. The story of the development of modern nursing from its beginnings in the training school for nurses at Saint Thomas's Hospital in London is told in a colorful and lucid manner. Although at first this volume may appear too long and detailed for use as a textbook in nursing schools, the respect which it creates for a growing profession, and the devotion to

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