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July 12, 1902

Short Cuts to Nursing.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(2):91. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480280033012

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New York City, June 23, 1902.

To the Editor:  Dr. Helen C. Putnam's article on "Attendants and Nursemaids," in The Journal, opens up to the consideration of the medical profession a large subject which trained nurses have been discussing for some time. Naturally, from the limitations of their professional initiative there is little that nurses can do in the matter of new fields of training, but I would be grateful for the privilege of presenting their views on this subject to The Journal and through its pages to the medical profession, who have not only influence (which we earnestly desire to see used for what we feel to be the best good of our work) but also direct initiatory power which we sometimes are forced to think they use, in nursing matters, in ways which we feel to be detrimental not to us only, but ultimately to the safety of

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