The History of Nursing in the British Empire

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S. H. Bousfield, 1906 - Всего страниц: 392
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Стр. 48 - leave the bottle on the chimley-piece, and don't ask me to take none, but let me put my lips to it when I am so dispoged, and then I will do what I'm engaged to do, according to the best of my ability.
Стр. 48 - if ever there was a sober creetur to be got at eighteen pence a day for working people, and three and six for gentlefolks - night watching/" said Mrs Gamp with emphasis, '"being a extra charge - you are that inwallable person...
Стр. 47 - Having very little neck, it cost her some trouble to look over herself, if one may say so, at those to whom she talked. She wore a very rusty black gown, rather the worse for snuff, and a shawl and bonnet to correspond.
Стр. 3 - She was marvellous debonair, and piteous to them that were sick, and comforted them, and served them right humbly ; and gave them largely to eat such as they asked ; but to herself she was hard in her sickness and scarce, for she refused to eat flesh how well she gave it to others, and also to drink wine. She was oft by them that were sick, and she laid the pillows aright and in point ; and she rubbed their feet, and boiled water to wash them...
Стр. 46 - Prig is a fair specimen of a Hospital Nurse ; and that the Hospitals, with their means and funds, should have left it to private humanity and enterprise...
Стр. 240 - The building is gloomy, placed in some low confined situation, without windows to the front, every chink barred and grated — a perfect gaol. As you enter a creak of bolts and the clank of chains are scarcely distinguishable amid the wild chorus of shrieks and sobs which issue •from every apartment. The passages are narrow, dark, damp, exhale a noxious effluvia, and are provided with a door at every two or three yards. Your conductor has the head and visage of a Carib; carries (fit accompaniment)...
Стр. 92 - She would speak to one and nod and smile to as many more ; but she could not do it to all, you know. We lay there by hundreds ; but we could kiss her shadow as it fell, and lay our heads on the pillow again, content.
Стр. 221 - The sick in the so-called infirmary, a miserable building . . . were indeed a sad sight, with their wretched pauper nurses in black caps and workhouse dress. One poor young man there, who had lain on a miserable flock bed for fourteen years with a spine complaint, was blind; and his case would have moved a heart of stone; yet no alleviation of food or comforts...
Стр. 48 - If it wasn't for the nerve a little sip of liquor gives me (I never was able to do more than taste it), I never could go through with what I sometimes has to do.

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