Excerpt from The Human Machine, Its Care and Repair: Or How to Develop the Body, Preserve the Health, Meet Emergencies, Nurse the Sick and Treat Disease
All hail to the faithful nurse! Give her the best. She cannot do the highest work and be a mere machine. Education is the watchword. Throw down the bars, encourage study and research, call science to her aid. And the physician's usefulness will keep pace always with her triumphs. Indeed, it is only where there is this intelligence that he can have that unswerving confidence, that loyalty. To orders and co-operation in emergencies so essential to high est success in long and desperate combats with disease.
To meet these demands is only a part of the purposes of this work. The importance of a thoroughly up=to=date text-book, illustrated, concise, plain, embracing in one volume subjects usually found only in many, and so planned as to be instantly ready as a reference and guide, in both public and private practice, is apparent to all.
The several departments have been prepared by separate authors who are well known to have had special experience in their chosen fields. To these physicians our best thanks are due for their gener ous and able assistance.
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