People's History of the NHS


Nursing of infants

Nursing schools made training with patients a prominent feature in their prospectuses, and especially drew attention to the photogenic care of infants. St George's Hospital (left): "Learning how to care for children has an important place in the curriculum; and there is a post-registration course in paediatrics for those who wish to specialize in this branch of nursing." Guy's Hospital (right): 'The nursing of infants requires well trained powers of observation."

Nursing school booklets, 1964-65. Private collection of Anna Page.

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