Fillers One hundred years ago

Nursing as an occupation

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7424.1150 (Published 13 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1150

The demand of recent years for the services of skilled nurses in all varieties of sickness has, in accordance with the usual law, produced a corresponding supply. There are, indeed, evidences that the market has become overstocked and that a considerable. number who are willing and anxious to work are unable to get occupation. Nursing is pre-eminently work for women, but every woman is not suited for the duties and responsibilities of a nurse. …

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