1857 Description of Nurses

  1. Lectured at by committees, preached at by chaplains, scowled on by treasurers and stewards, scolded by matrons, sworn at by surgeons, bullied by dressers, grumbled at and abused by patients, insulted if old and ill-favored, talked flippantly to if middle-aged and good looking, seduced if young--they are what any woman would be under the same circumstances.

    ---1857 description of nurses from the London Times
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  3. by   Mattigan
    I'm not sure what a "dresser" is but I can relate to all the rest.

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