Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Day in the Life of a Hospice Nurse from Nurse Together

I almost missed the little brown wrapped package sitting in my mailbox among the bills and flyers. Puzzled, I unwrapped it to reveal a well worn copy of “Cherry Ames: Visiting Nurse”, an unexpected, belated birthday gift from an old friend. Copyright 1947 by Grosset and Dunlap, Publishers, NY, it is one of a series of nursing novels written in the 40's and 50's by Helen Wells featuring Cherry Ames, a plucky, resourceful young RN.

“This is so great”, I thought, “Let’s see what kitchy, naive things Cherry gets herself into in 1947. In New York City, no less.”

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