Much materia medica, which if popularly, is also dully presented, but does manage a considerable coverage of the nursing...

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WHITE CAPS: The Story of Nursing

Much materia medica, which if popularly, is also dully presented, but does manage a considerable coverage of the nursing profession. From ancient times on down, through literary sources, the hospitals and nurses of antiquity are reviewed, down through the monasteries of the middle ages, to the French Hotel-Dieu, Vincent de Paul, the father of organized charity. In England, the 18th century's golden age of the wet nurse, and the 19th century's famous Florence Nightingale. American nursing, with the Civil War's Dorothea Dix, Mother Bicherdyke, and Clara Barton- who claimed and got more glory than she deserved. The development of nursing schools, leading nurses of both wars, and- of course- Edith Cavell. Sectional treatment in the chapters, the inclusion of long listings, give this perhaps a wider scope than might be achieved through another method- but also make a considerably less readable book.

Pub Date: Nov. 6, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Lippincott

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1946