Medicine: Split Nurse Fees

Trained nurses in most communities earn $6 and keep per day. Last week Elnora E. Thomson of Portland, Ore., incoming president of the American Nurses' Association, suggested to their convention in Milwaukee that any patient who could not afford that much and yet did not want cheap ward nursing, might put himself under one nurse's care with two or three other patients, who could split her charges. Some hospitals now have such small-group nursing.


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