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Please, Nurse!: A Student Nurse in the 1950s [Kindle Edition]

Joan Lock
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Joan Lock's warm and nostalgic account of her three years of training as a young student nurse in the early 1950s. Perfect for fans of CALL THE MIDWIFE.



When Joan Lock began her formal training as a young nurse in the 1950s, she was unprepared for the strict discipline and long hours which were to follow and quickly realised she was no Florence Nightingale. Her honest and humorous account of the next three years reveals her most intimate experiences of being a nurse: from dealing with temperamental surgeons to fighting off flirtatious patients.



Labelled a trouble-maker, Joan and her friends tested their strict Sisters' patience as they climbed through windows, slept through lectures and broke every thermometer that passed through their hands. But through it all, Joan found herself touched by the people she met and their heart-warming stories.


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It is shot through with a warmth and compassion that make you long for less complicated times. (CHOICE MAGAZINE)

Book Description

Joan Lock's warm and nostalgic account of her three years of training as a young student nurse in the early 1950s. Perfect for fans of CALL THE MIDWIFE.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 641 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (7 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DS9FUA0
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #45,955 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ended too soon. 26 Feb. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A fantastic read, very insightful and you get a great sense of Joans ups and downs during her training, the only snag is that the book finishes all too quickly, I do hope Joan will be writing another, I will certainly be looking out for it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Olden day nursing 25 Feb. 2014
By Mo
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A good book about the good & bad times about training to be a nurse. They reckon it's hard today with modern medicine but this reveals the hardships
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3.0 out of 5 stars A refreshing change 9 Jan. 2014
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Not a bad read, made a change to read about someone who didn't feel the 'good old days' of nursing were all that good and became disenchanted with nursing. Nice to have nostalgia from a different point of view for a change
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tells it how it was! 15 Jan. 2014
By Cassia
Format:Paperback
I was a student nurse in the 60 s and although this book is about nursing in the 50 s I could identify with most of the incidents mentioned in the book.
Things were much stricter then and there was a great deal of responsibility at a young age.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book which was a gift from my daughter.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Things don't change! 17 Feb. 2014
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The book is a brief insight to nurse training in the 50's,some humour but mostly descriptive-in the epilogue it is apparent that over 60 years later the same things occur in nursing-quite ironic really how the same problems are still prominent today,a brief book easy read but unable to grow attached to the main character(author)
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3.0 out of 5 stars nurse 8 Feb. 2014
By Mbwest
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Was disappointed in this book think it was because there are several books like this that I have read. I would say just try it you might like it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My young days 31 Jan. 2014
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Excellent book,amusing to think I was a young student at the time, very nostalgic time to recollect for me.yeah those were real nursing ...scary
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5.0 out of 5 stars Joan Lock 8 Jan. 2014
By Mosie
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This is one of the best books i have read in a long time, it is so well written i could actually visualise the happening
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