The Past Recaptured: A Nurse in the Fifties and After

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Troubador Publishing Ltd, 2009 - Great Britain - 342 pages
This autobiography describes the difficulties Mary Joyce Baxter experienced in being accepted for nursing training and the obstacles that had to be overcome to achieve her ambition.
 

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Contents

Interviews
3
Selly Oak Hospital
9
A Day To Remember
17
On The Wards
30
Night Duty
39
The First Christmas
48
Secondment
56
Incidents During Training
63
What Next?
132
Innovations
145
Queen Alexandras Royal Army Nursing Corps
151
Highlights
164
Working On The Rock
178
Play Acting
191
Surprises
208
More Changes
223

More Lectures
73
Final Examinations
79
Staff Nurse
85
Midwifery
95
Problems
102
An Interlude
109
Another Change
115
The Far East
241
More Happenings
257
Reading
273
Variety
291
Life Goes On
306
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About the author (2009)

After the end of World War Two, Mary Joyce Baxter left her home in the Midlands to train as a nurse. Training as a nurse led to work as a midwife in Birmingham and later in the Army as a QARANC Nursing Sister. When abroad, she met the man she later married. Her main interest was in midwifery and child care which she eventually found as a Health Visitor in a busy Northern town. Now retired, she spends time in writing and runs a small Creative Writing Group in Lancashire.

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