Book recommendation?

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    Has anyone read any great books about nursing or nurses? Healthcare in general? I love historical fiction and am looking for recommendations.
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    Quote from AMR21
    Has anyone read any great books about nursing or nurses? Healthcare in general? I love historical fiction and am looking for recommendations.
    My Name Is Mary Sutter- civil war novel, main character was a midwife, worked as a nurse in the war, wanted to be a doc.
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    Highly recommended:

    The Midwife by Gay Courter.

    Home Before Morning: The Story of an Army Nurse in Vietnam by Lynda Van Devanter.

    I loved both of these books..
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    There is a trilogy that I've read at least 4 times. It's by Tilda Shalof. The first is called "A nurses story", the second is "The making of a nurse", the third is "lives in the balance"
    It's a very real series. With real experiences, and true feelings. Totally, and completely worth it. Amazing.
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    I love this kindve thread!
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    Bed Number 10... I think it's out of print now, check your local library.
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    Quote from LisaNicolePN
    There is a trilogy that I've read at least 4 times. It's by Tilda Shalof. The first is called "A nurses story", the second is "The making of a nurse", the third is "lives in the balance"
    It's a very real series. With real experiences, and true feelings. Totally, and completely worth it. Amazing.
    Tilda also wrote a book called "Opening My Heart" . It's an account of her own experiences as a patient while undergoing heart surgery.She also wrote one called "Camp Nurse".
    All of the stories are drawn from her own experiences as a nurse.
    Last edit by loriangel14 on May 27, '13
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    A lot of the Ann Perry novels have a character who is a nurse in Victorian London. Great series. She actually writes several series, all set in the same time period-- I think the ones you want would be the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series, in which her husband is a police detective. Lots of historical accuracy, social commentary, great mysteries. (Another is the William Monk series.)
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    Quote from loriangel14

    Tilda also wrote a book called "Opening My Heart" . It's an account of her own experiences as a patient while undergoing heart surgery.She also wrote one called "Camp Nurse"
    Thanks so much! i had heard about them, and I'm on the hunt for those two books! I just haven't gotten around to it yet. I'm finally on summer break from classes, it's so nice to read a book that isn't a textbook. Can't wait to get my hands on them, the others were inspiring to say the least!
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    Opening My Heart was facinating.


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