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A Good Nurse an improving Woman…

“To be a good nurse, one must be an improving woman; for stagnant waters sooner or later, and stagnant air, as we know ouselves, always grow corrupt and unfit for use. Is any one of us a stagnant woman?”

Florence Nightingale wrote this as part of an address to the Probationers of the Nightingale Training School at St. Thomas’s Hospital in 1872.

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