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November 1967

NURSING SCHOOLS

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115 Dunster Rd Jamaica Plain, Mass 02130

Arch Otolaryngol. 1967;86(5):599. doi:10.1001/archotol.1967.00760050601027

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Abstract

To the Editor.—I want to congratulate you on your remarks in the February Archives about the state of our nursing schools and some of the contributing causes for their being in this condition.

About 1951,I was Chairman of the School of Nursing Committee on the Board of Trustees at the New England Hospital, Roxbury, Mass. Our school had been abruptly closed by the outgoing Board shortly before this, largely because of the expense brought about by the increasing demands in education and college affiliation. The whole class of students then in training, about 20 to 30 were transferred to another hospital. Ours was a three-year accredited diploma school, which had been closed less than two years. I went to the State House and the Nurses' Committee had a hearing. We also interviewed influential people but to no avail.

The State repeated the demands of the nursing associations. We

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