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[April 1876]

'My dear*; nursing for the sick poor; a home must be provided for such district nurses 'where any mother would be willing to let her daughter, however attractive or highly educated live'; a district nurse must be of a higher class and of a fuller training than a Hospital Nurse because she has not the doctor always at hand, nor any Hospital appliances; a hospital must first of all be a place which shall do the sick no harm; how much more must this be true of nursing the poor man's own home,
8p In pencil draft B.M. Add.MSS,45807.f.293
1. This letter appears to be a draft for the one printed in the Times, 14 April 1876. See Biobibliography, no. 19, p. 31.

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