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_KlZiHUSH . _GEOLOGY . Margaret Brew .
Cork . _Geology . Fanny Townsend
Minnie Allen .
Facts And Scraps. 123
FACTS AND SCRAPS . 123
Dear Madam, As You Wish To Nave The Opin...
Dear Madam , As you wish to nave the opinions of practical womenI enclose
, you the following" extracts from . " Answers to "Written Questions , " addressed to Miss . Nightingale by the commissioners appointed to
inquire into the regulations affecting the Sanitary Condition of the Army , reprinted ( with some alterations ) from the Heport of the
Royal Commission . I think these answers very pertinent to our question , and I do not remember to have seen them printed in
your " To Journal what extent and in what manner could female nursing be renin the
dered available in general hospitals attached to an army Jield or at home ?
" Female nursing might "be introduced in general hospitals , both at home and in the field , if only women of the efficiency ,
responsibility , and character of head nurses in civil hospitals be _apiDointed . Say one to not less than twenty-five bad cases ; the orderlies doing ,
under the head female nurse , the duty done in civil hospitals by assistant nurses .
" But the head female nurse must be in charge of all that pertains to the bed-side of the patient , of his cleanliness , that of his
bed and utensils , of the administration of medicine , of food , of the minor dressings not performed by the surgeonin shortof all that
concerns the personal obedience of the patient , to the orders , of the surgeon . She must accompany the surgeon on his visits , and
receive his orders . She must also be in charge of the ventilation and warming of the ward . She must report any disobedience of
the orderlies , as far as regards the patients' personal treatment . " There need be no clashing with the ward-master or hospital
sergeant . On the contrary , it would be the duty of these to enforce the nurse ' s authority . They will have enough to do , besides , with
returns and accounts , and with enforcing discipline as to hours , meals , clothingetc . among the orderlies out of ward .
, , " The female nurses should be of course under a female head ; whose duties must be carefully arranged so as to be in accordance
with " Are the you code of op hosp inion ital that regulations female nursing . could be employed
advantageousl " I am y i n reg . imental _¦* ? hospitals f * ' * *
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English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), April 1, 1860, page 123, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01041860/page/51/