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Nurse On Call: The True Story of a 1950s District Nurse



‘Never had I seen so many fleas! Startled by the daylight, they leapt in all directions, particularly mine. Quickly I peeled off her stockings and threw them on the fire, but by now the fleas had invaded her combinations. As for the fur coat, I shuddered to think …’

Training in a hospital in the 1930s, Edith Cotterill’s long hours on the wards included encouraging leeches to attach to patients (a task much harder than you might think) and the disposal in the furnace of amputated limbs….


Nurse On Call

Pub Date : 2010-07-31 | Author : Edith Cotterill | Publisher : Random House

ISBN 10 : 9781409003335
ISBN 13 : 1409003337

'Never had I seen so many fleas! Startled by the daylight, they leapt in all directions, particularly mine. Quickly I peeled off her stockings and threw them on the fire, but by no..


Call The Nurse

Pub Date : 2013-04-04 | Author : Mary J. MacLeod | Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN 10 : 9781611459173
ISBN 13 : 1611459176

Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream while vacation..


Yes Sister No Sister

Pub Date : 2010-09-30 | Author : Jennifer Craig | Publisher : Random House

ISBN 10 : 9781409005674
ISBN 13 : 1409005674

'What is your name?' she asks, staring at me. 'Jennifer Ross.' 'Jennifer Ross, Sister. Well, Nurse Ross, you are dressed in the uniform of a nurse from the Leeds General Infirmary...


The Light In The Window

Pub Date : 2012-05-31 | Author : June Goulding | Publisher : Random House

ISBN 10 : 9781448146147
ISBN 13 : 1448146143

'I promised that I would one day write a book and tell the world about the home for unmarried mothers. I have at last kept my promise.' In Ireland, 1951, the young June Goulding to..


Nurse Come You Here

Pub Date : 2015-04-07 | Author : Mary J. MacLeod | Publisher : Arcade Publishing

ISBN 10 : 1628725362
ISBN 13 : 9781628725360

Mary J. Macleod and her husband left the London area for an idyllic place to raise their young children in the late sixties, and they found the island of Papavray in the Scottish H..


The Midwife S Sister

Pub Date : 2015-03-12 | Author : Christine Lee | Publisher : Pan Macmillan

ISBN 10 : 9781447282631
ISBN 13 : 1447282639

'Our childhood came to an end when our parents parted and from then on Jennifer was placed in the impossible position of having to be a parent to me, her sister. I shall always be ..


The Future Of Nursing

Pub Date : 2011-02-08 | Author : Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine | Publisher : National Academies Press

ISBN 10 : 9780309158237
ISBN 13 : 0309158230

The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health c..


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