Medicine: Nurse Type Flayed

In Manhattan Mrs. August Belmont (Eleanor Robson), famed philanthropist, onetime actress (1897-1910), called a conference to discuss nurses and nursing. Dr. May Ayres Burgess, Director of the Grading Committee of Nursing Schools, flayed the type of girl now entering the profession. "The minimum educational standards are low," she stated. "New York State is a serious offender. The legal requirement is one year of high school, which is lower than the requirement placed by most department stores or business houses for the education of their clerks, typists and saleswomen. . . ....

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