The What-Shall-I-Do Girl Volume 285,

The What-Shall-I-Do Girl Volume 285,

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...girls used to call her the ogress. (Now I realize what a wonder she was.) We would tremble at the pitter-patter of her rubber heels! I shall never forget one night about seven-thirty, when the telephone of the nurses' home rang and every day-nurse was summoned to the super's office. It had been a terribly trying day and I had just scrambled into bed as soon as I had swallowed my supper and was almost asleep. I had to hustle into my clothes and report with the rest. The charge was that an interne, whose life we all made miserable ever after, had discovered a burned match on one of the corridor floors! What villain had dropped it? Not I, luckily, but, nevertheless, I was taught what a dreadful calamity might have resulted from such carelessness. "The whole building might have caught fire, and the patients might not all have been moved. Whoever dropped that match would have been a murderess! " she raved, anticlimaxing from manslaughter to the crimes of arson and criminal negligence. VVe all filed out, feeling the guilty things we weren't. The sequel was that never can I remember of such a thing occurring afterwards. Other equally bad things did, however. Once a probationer left a soiled spoon on one of the tables in the ward. Again we all appeared for the inquest, also after duty hours, when it was discovered. Every time any one did anything wrong, we all got the benefit of it. That's why our class all became star nurses--thanks to the ogress. Your home environment, good education and natural refinement will go a long way toward making you a successful nurse. The very first thing I was taught to do was house-work, cleaning, thorough bedmaking, and the proper manner to set up a dainty tray. Then, of course, more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236938321
  • 9781236938329