It Won't Hurt a Bit: Nursing Tales from the Swinging Sixties Paperback – 20 Jun 2013
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About the Author
Jane Yeadon was born in Forres in 1944 and trained in Aberdeen as a nurse. Following further training in Belfast and Edinburgh, she went on to become a district nurse, eventually returning to Forres where she now lives with her husband. She has a grown-up son and daughter.
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I found it very difficult to remember which of her fellow students were which, as there was little time taken to describe each of them to make them distinct from each other. We were provided with a collection of names with almost nothing to differentiate one colleague from another in any meaningful way. I also found many of the anecdotes in this book to be rather hackneyed. The story of numerous patients' dentures being collected for cleaning in a basin so that they became mixed up has been related in virtually every nursing memoir I have read and it's difficult to believe that this incident could have repeatedly happened so often in so many hospitals over several decades... It would have been nice to read a humorous story that I hadn't heard before.
I felt the book was lacking in tales I could relate to and it did drag at the beginning, before suddenly launching into a gallop in the final quarter of the book. All in all, I had hoped for a little more from this. Sorry. :-(
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good read true to the life of a student nurse in the sixties and life IN a hospital settingPublished 11 days ago by Mrs. Anita M. Mills
I was a Trainee nurse in Yorkshire at the same time. My experience was somewhat different.
A bit too flippant but worth reading.