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Title:Apprentice In Black Stockings : An Australian Nursing Memoir
Item ID:BB06-19739
Publisher:New Holland, Sydney, 2010
New Holland, 2010, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, Unstated

This absorbing account takes the reader into the spotless hospital wards, strictly overseen by the ward sister; the operating theatres that are the masculine domain of the doctors; and the nurses' home where camaraderie builds among the young women. The pleasures the nurses find on their days off and the exciting offerings of a large city, including romance, are set against the backdrop of post-war Australia. Interspersed are flashbacks to Lucy Osburn and her five Florence Nightingale nurses who arrived in Sydney in 1868 to introduce the new revolutionary nursing practices of the day. Trade Paperback. Size: 180mm - 250mm. 235 pages. Remnants of old price label on rear cover. Previous owner's signature in ink. Covers have some shelf-wear as well as some bumping to corners and extremities. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australia; Medicine & Health. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19739.
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