How to nurse sick children;

West (Charles)

How to nurse sick children;

intended especially as a help to the nurses at the Hospital for Sick Children: (for the benefit of which institution it is published); but containing directions which may be found of service to all who have the charge of the young .

Description: a few minor spots at the end, pp. 95, [1], 24 (ads), small 8vo, original ripple grain brown cloth, lettered in gilt on the upper cover, spine slightly faded, minimal wear to corners, very good

Publication Details: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860

Notes: 'In the 1840s West tried unsuccessfully to convert the Waterloo Road Dispensary to a children's hospital. In 1849–50 he investigated the facilities for treating children at other London hospitals and wrote to all the children's hospitals on the continent. He personally visited every London physician to canvass support for a children's hospital ... On 19 March 1851, at a public meeting chaired by Lord Ashley, the Children's Hospital was founded and two weeks later the house at 49 Great Ormond Street, formerly the home of Queen Anne's physician, Richard Mead, was obtained for the hospital. Wes...more

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Price: £450

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1860

Stock Number: 61333

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