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October 21, 1911

Reminischenses of Linda Richards, America's First Trained Nurse.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(17):1398. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260100224038

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In this little book Miss Richards gives an early days of trained nursing in this country and the establishment of training schools for nurses in connection with general hospitals, especially in New England, and the hospitals of Boston. Miss Richards' experiences have been varied, and she describes them in an interesting way. Especially fascinating is her story of her work in a missionary hospital in Japan. The training school which she organized there was at first under the control of the medical missionaries but later passed entirely into Japanese hands. Its granduates, she states, practically organized the Japanese Red Cross, and did good service in the Russo-Japanese war. The book should be of interest not only to nurses but also to physicians, especially those interested in hospital management.

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