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October 25, 1902

Incompetent Hospital Management.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(17):1062. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480430044016

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Abstract

Chicago, Oct. 15, 1902.

To the Editor:  —My attention has been called to an article in your number of October 11 [pages 918 and 920] speaking of one of our nurses who was concerned in the late accident at the Presbyterian Hospital and stating that the nurse had been dismissed. This is not correct. She has not been dismissed, nor have we the slightest intention of dismissing her. She went home because she was very much disturbed and unstrung, as was perfectly natural, though the chief blame did not rest on her, but on the person who sent 1 gr. strychnin tablets to the ward, where the only ones usual and permitted are 1/60 grain. The fault of the nurse was only in the fact that she assumed that the tablets were the usual ones, and did not read the full label to see. Her career is not ended; she

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