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Notes on Nursing: What it Is, and What it is Not - Page 8
by Florence Nightingale - 1860 - 140 pages
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 107

1860
...sickness, this is her account of the function :— ' I use the word nursing for wont of a better. It has been limited to signify little more than the administration...quiet, and the proper selection and administration of diet ; all at the least expense of vital power to the patient. It has been said and written scores...
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Notes on Nursing for the Labouring Classes

Florence Nightingale - Nursing - 1861 - 96 pages
...the fault not of the disease, but of the nursing. 1 use the word nursing for want of a better. It has been limited to signify little more than the administration...light, warmth, cleanliness, quiet, and the proper choosing and giving of diet—all at the least expense of vital power to the patient. It has been said...
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Maryland and Virginia Medical Journal, Volume 15

Medical - 1860
...think appropriate. " What nursing ought to be.—I use the word nursing for want of a better. It has been limited to signify little more than the administration...ought to signify the proper use of fresh air, light, waraith, cleanliness, quiet, and the proper selection and administration of diet—all at the least...
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The United Presbyterian magazine

1861
...that she very properly uses the term in a more extended meaning than many dream of. She says that " it ought to signify the proper use of fresh air, light,...proper selection and administration of diet—all at the least expense of vital power to the patient." It is only in exceptional circumstances that all...
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Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science

National Association for the Promotion of Social Science (Great Britain) - Great Britain - 1862
...what nursing is:—"It has been limii to signify little more than the administration of medicines and application of poultices. It ought to signify the...proper selection and administration of diet—all at the least expense of vital power to the patient." Now there is a lamentable ignorance on these subjects...
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Praying and Working: Being Some Account of what Men Can Do when in Earnest

William Fleming Stevenson - Christian biography - 1873 - 411 pages
...but unknown;" and if her definition of nursing be accepted, the statement is not so very odd; and " it ought to signify the proper use of fresh air, light,...proper selection and administration of diet—all at the least expense of vital power to the patient." There are many burning to work, but irresolute...
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Halsey's homeopathic guide: For families, travelers, missionaries, pioneers ...

Clinton S. Halsey, George E. Halsey - Health & Fitness - 1885 - 344 pages
...but he must be called. He may be called too late." NOTES ON NUR8ING. BY FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE. NURSING ought to signify the proper use of fresh air, light,...quiet, and the proper selection and administration of diet, all at the least expense of vital power to the patient. PURE AIR.—The very first canon of nursing—the...
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The Medical Advance, Volume 16

Health & Fitness - 1886
...well to consider not only its true significance and meaning, but the "duties of the nurse." "It has been limited to signify little more than the administration of medicines and the application of NOTE.—This is the lust public lecture delivered by the late Professor Guernsey. Just before his fatal...
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Noble Womanhood: A Series of Biographical Sketches

George Barnett Smith - Women - 1894 - 361 pages
...fault not of the disease, but of the nursing. "I use the word 'nursing' for want of a better. It has been limited to signify little more than the administration...fresh air, light, warmth, cleanliness, quiet, and the selection and administration of diet—all at the least expense of vital povver to the patient. " It...
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A History of Nursing: The Evolution of Nursing Systems from the ..., Volume 2

Mary Adelaide Nutting, Lavinia L. Dock - Nurses - 1907
...fault, not of the disease, but of the nursing. I use the word nursing for want of a better. It has been limited to signify little more than the administration...proper selection and administration of diet—all at the least expense of vital power to the patient. It has been said and written scores of times that...
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