Annals of British Legislation Volume 4

Annals of British Legislation Volume 4

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...except the Company's general hospital existing at each of the three presidencies, and such temporary general hospitals as may be formed with armies in the field. Besides these, there are others equalling the general hospitals in extent, such as the hospitals at Dublin, Woolwich, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Aldershott, and Shorncliffe; these, however, are not general hospitals, but merely congeries of several regimental hospitals, each remaining as completely distinct, in point of medical and other attendance and supervision, as though placed in the separate barracks in which their respective regiments are quartered. After giving a description of the hospitals and comparing them with the civil hospitals, the Commissioners made the following recommendations: --"That for the purpose of securing efficiency in the general hospitals in war, a limited number of general in addition to regimental hospitals be maintained in peace. Female nursing should be introduced in general hospitals, both at home and in the field, but not in regimental hospitals. No nurses, however, should be admitted except women of the efficiency, responsibility, and character of the head nurses in civil hospitals: say one to every twenty-five bad cases. The orderlies should do the same duties as are performed by assistant nurses in civil hospitals, under the head female nurse. She should be in charge of all that pertains to the bed-side of the patient; and be responsible for his cleanliness, and that of his bed and utensils; for the administration of medicine, of food, of the minor dressings not performed by the surgeon; in short, of all that concerns the personal obedience of the patient to the orders of the surgeon. She must accompany the surgeon on his visits, and receive...
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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 445g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236925912
  • 9781236925916