Naval and Military Medical Services

1890 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
Asylum work is so rough and arduous that it attracts a very low class of girls, far lower than domestic service, strong, often kindly and good-tempered, but very ignorant. It is perhaps not feasible that they should all receive a systematic trainiDg in nursing, but surely, at the head of, at any rate, each female ward, and ho ding a position altogether higher than the other attendants, there should be a woman with a competent and trained knowledge of ordinary sick nursing; nor should any woman
more » ... r should any woman be eligible for the post ot matron without such knowledge. Trusting that the importance of the subject will excuse the length of this letter, I am, etc., Stamford. REGINALD FARRAR, M.A, M.B.OxOD. "ENGLISHMEN IN TROPICAL AFRICA." Sia,-Under the above heading an article has recently been in-
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