15_132 9/10/68
HENRY PARKES

35 South Street, Park Lane W
9 Oct. 1868
'Private'; F.N. perceives from his note how kindly and wisely he has been helping Miss Osburn; 'But progress to.be sure must be slow', the power of the Medical Officers, Resident & others to help or hinder the nursing experiment; she hopes complete success may follow the kind attempts of himself, Mr. Manningi and Mr. Deas Thompson2 on behalf of the nursing; the Lady Superintendent is responsible for nursing discipline; 'The days of blind obedience, whether it was ever desirable or not, are entirely over and can never come back.' The danger of forming parties.
4p MITCHELL LIBRARY, SYDNEY
Microfilm: WELLCOME INST.
1. J. E. Manning, Honorary Secretary to The Board of Directors of Sydney Infirmary. Probably John Edye Manning (1783-1870) active in Sydney public life.
2. See E746 n.l.

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