The Nursing Crisis At Guy's Hospital, and Doctors and Nurses, London 1880-1901. A collection of 12 interesting articles published between 1879 and 1901, chiefly concerned with Guy's Hospital, but also other London teaching hospitals. 1: The Present Crisis

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London: Henry S. King, 1901. The second half of the nineteenth century was a period of upheaval in the medical profession, with the significant influence of Florence Nightingale on nursing in particular. With the establishment in 1860 at St Thomas' Hospital, London, of a training school for nurses, based upon Nightingale's concepts, the opportunity to organize nursing practice became routine, it took until 1879 for Guy's Hospital to adopt the Nightingale methods. However, the first such trained nurse to arrive at Guy's, Margaret Burt, immediately clashed with the physicians and existing staff, who tried to have her dismissed, and within a few weeks the debate had become public with Margaret Lonsdale's article The Present Crisis at Guy's Hospital being published. Lonsdale essentially suggested that up to the appointment of Margaret Burt the nursing staff at Guy's were little more than untrained charwomen, unfit to look after patients. Needless to say, the existing orders at Guy's were scandalised to be portrayed in this manner. The debate that followed was played out through the pages of the Nineteenth Century and Contemporary Review, leading to what in effect was the most detailed public discussion of the future of hospital patient treatment of the time. A collection of 12 interesting articles published in 1879 and 1901, chiefly concerned with Guy's Hospital, but also other London teaching hospitals. 1: The Present Crisis at Guy's Hospital, by Margaret Lonsdale, 1880. 2: On the Nursing Crisis at Guy's Hospital, by William W. Gull (Consulting Physician to Guy's Hospital), 1880. 3: On the Nursing Crisis at Guy's Hospital, by S.O. Habershon (Senior Physician to Guy's Hospital), 1880. 4: On the Nursing Crisis at Guy's Hospital, by Alfred G. Henriques, 1880. 5: Doctors and Nurses, by Octavius Sturges (Westminster Hospital), 1880. 6: Doctors and Nurses, by Seymour J. Sharkey (St. Thomas's Hospital), 1880. 7: Doctors and Nurses, by Margaret Lonsdale, 1880. 8: Relationship of Hospitals to Medical Schools, by Samuel Wilks, 1901. 9: Doctors in Hospitals, by B. Burford Rawlings, 1901. 10: The Case against Hospital Nurses, by Miss M.F. Johnston, 1902. 11: The Case for Hospital Nurses, by Sydney Holland, 1902. 12: The Case for Hospital Nurses, by Isla Stewart (Matron & Superintendent of Nurses, St. Bartholomew's Hospital), 1902. Published in The Nineteenth Century journal, a publication started in 1877 by James Knowles. Many of the early contributors to The Nineteenth Century were members of the Metaphysical Society. The journal was intended to publish debate by leading intellectuals. Its interests were in science, morality, public affairs and standards, philosophy, religion, etc. In 1901, the title was changed to The Nineteenth Century and After. Note; these are original articles separated from larger volumes, not reprints or copies. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 94 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Nineteenth Century Magazine; Featured; Special Interest; Featured; Collections. Inventory No: 304846. This item is potentially heavy when packed and may require more postage than the rates shown. If extra postage is required we will contact you before processing your order and you will be given the details and option to decline the extra cost. First Edition. Very Good.


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