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Notes on Nursing

What It Is, and What It Is Not

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Published: 1860
Language: English
Wordcount: 45,079 / 134 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69
LoC Category: RT
Downloads: 1,002
Added to site: 2004.07.03
mnybks.net#: 8625
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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oms of any persons of any class, whether they contain one, two, or twenty people, whether they hold sick or well, at night, or before the windows are opened in the morning, and ever find the air anything but unwholesomely close and foul? And why should it be so? And of how much importance it is that it should not be so? During sleep, the human body, even when in health, is far more injured by the influence of foul air than when awake. Why can't you keep the air all night, then, as pure as the air without in the rooms you sleep in? But for this, you must have sufficient outlet for the impure air you make yourselves to go out; sufficient inlet for the pure air from without to come in. You must have open chimneys, open windows, or ventilators; no close curtains round your beds; no shutters or curtains to your windows, none of the contrivances by which you undermine your own health or destroy the chances of recovery of your sick.[3]

[Sidenote: When warmth must be most carefully looked to.]

A careful nurse

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