Personal accounts of Night Duty, Visiting Nurse's Tenement work, assisting surgeons in operating theatres and visiting the mental asylums of the day are given.
As this book contains referances to the pioneering work of Miss Florence Nightingale and gives British examples of nursing, those in the UK will find much in it to interest them.
British advice to the Americans included a list of a nurse's ideal qualities such as :
One who is accustomed to playing lawn tennis, who can ride, skate and row, makes the best material. If she can dance is a great advantage for graceful carriage is a thing to be cultivated.
Containing seven rare engravings of Nursing, this book is a nostalgic treat for all nurses.