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Nimble Nurses

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Uuder the above title the Post and Tribune of December 12th speaks of the training school for nurses lately establihhed in connection with the Michigan Medical college of Detroit. Among the patronsof this department are Mrs. W. K. Muir and Mrs. John S. Newberry. The teacher is Mrs. Florence Nightengale Davies. Thg Post and Tribune speaking of her assistants says: The three ladies who are wearing the uniform and doing hospital work are Miss Mary Hutchinson and Miss Sarah Beal, both of Ann Arbor, and Miss Itoxy Day of Canada. They have only been at work a few weeks but have already shown that they possess ilie right material to mak good sick nurses. They are, relined, ednucated youug womeu, who have been living in homes of their owu and possess natural love and aptitude for the work I Miss Day was dressing surgical caaes the accident wo -i nu a tt yöüng attnc uve woman, with light wavy hair, giv eyes f uil of intelligence, and merry dim pies. She carried a basin of water to th bed of a patiënt whosu arm was eiushed in coupling cars, and with deft fingers removed the bandajes and bathed the injured member. lu so doing she was nolselesi and gentle, and was instructed not to Ut a drop of water fall on the carpeted Hoor, buttoproceed exactly u il it wure covered with velvet tapestry. The man, a young Oerman, was pellte and grateful, but did not hesitate to ask lor what he wanted. Anotherofthe nurses was attending obsterical cases in the woman's ward. The rooms have undergone a new and signiticantchange siuce the training school has gone there. The beds are spotless, the whole house clean and in perfect order; little touches that only a woman's haud cap give had softened awav the dark traces of pain and. sickness. The nurse in thtir white caps and spotless aprons moved about like angels of dellverance, soothing aud clieering the sick. _ In two months from their entrance these women will hegalaried. and can Uien go out into homes to nursé the sick.


Ann Arbor Courier
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