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June 11, 1892

TRAINING SCHOOLS FOR MALE NURSES.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(24):755-756. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411280031005

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Abstract

Dr Abraham Jacobi, of New York, approves of the establishment of training schools for male nurses, as well as for the gentler sex. All over the land have been established female departments—in some cities there are too many of them—but there are not enough yet for the men who would take advantage of that kind of instruction.

Dr. Jacobi recently addressed the graduating class of male nurses at the Mills Training School, connected with Bellevue Hospital, and he is reported to have said that while the establishment of schools for female nurses had done a good work in the way of raising the standard of hospital and sick-room attendance, the need of carefully trained male nurses was still painfully apparent. The work that has been generously and gratuitously performed by medical men in helping to build up the various schools has, in effect, opened up a new profession—a profession both

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