Medicine: Nurses & Purses

Nursing has become an overcrowded profession, not because of a dearth of sick people to attend, but because of purses too slim to pay for nursing services, and because of too many nurses. The average private nurse works less than eight months a year. Her average income for the whole year is about $1,800. or $35 weekly. Nonetheless, the nursing schools threw into the surfeited market 20,000 girls last June, four times the number of young doctors graduated from the medical schools at the same time.

The question of how to improve the nursing...

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