In Hospital: Victorian Poems Inspired by the Old Edinburgh Infirmary
First written between 1873 and 1875, the poet observes all aspects of life in hospital during the Victorian era. Makes interesting reading for nurses and those interested in medical history...as well as poetry lovers of course! Excerpt from 'The Staff Nurse': 'Much is she worth, and even more is made of her. Patients and students hold her very dear. The doctors love her, tease her, use her skill. They say 'The Chief' himself is half-afraid of her.'
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