The American Medical Monthly Volume 10

The American Medical Monthly Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...for the children of the poor which do not exist in America, and I believe not in England. They are the Bureau for Nurses and the CreclLes, or Nursing Houses. Both are Government establishments. The Bureaus for Nurses are under the management of the Police. A doctor is attached to each estabment, whose duty it is to examine carefully the physical condition of each woman who presents herself for employment. On the doctor's certificate the woman is granted by the director a small book, called a livret, in which are registered her name, residence, age, the number of children she has had, the date at which her last child was born, her defects as a nurse, if she has any, and other information. Without this book, signed and stamped, she can get no employment. The price of nursing varies, according to the age of the nurse and the distance she lives in the country--from fifteen to thirty francs a month--the mother furnishing the clothes and paying all doctor's bills incurred by the child's sickness. But these bills are regulated by law. At the C're'clles, or Nursing Houses, established in all parts of the city, the poor carry their infants to be taken care of during the day, so as not to interfere with the labor by which they gain their living. They are taken care of from 8 o'clock in the morning till 6 in the evening at the rate of four cents a day, paid in advance each day. This speculation is so profitable that a private company has organized several establishments on their own account. They are under close police surveillance, however, and, indeed, if they were not they would have difliculty in obtaining the confidence of the public.--The course of Lectures on Obstetrics by Dr. Wm. Tyler Smith, which first...show more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236940725
  • 9781236940728