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Description - Apprentice in Black Stockings by Norma Sim

This absorbing account takes the reader into the spotless hospital wards, strictly overseen by the ward sister; the operating theatres that are the masculine domain of the doctors; and the nurses' home where camaraderie builds among the young women. The pleasures the nurses find on their days off and the exciting offerings of a large city, including romance, are set against the backdrop of post-war Australia. Interspersed are flashbacks to Lucy Osburn and her five Florence Nightingale nurses who arrived in Sydney in 1868 to introduce the new revolutionary nursing practices of the day.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781741109634
ISBN-10: 1741109639
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 154mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: New Holland Publishers
Publisher: New Holland Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2010
Country of Publication: Australia

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