Table B. Aged 20 Years of Age, and Upwards

Table B. Aged 20 Years of Age, and Upwards

NurseNurse
(not Domestic Servant)(Domestic Servant)
Great Britain and Islands in the British Seas.25,46621,017
England and Wales.23,75118,945
Scotland.1,5431,922
Islands in the British Seas.172150
1st Division. London.7,8075,061
2nd Division. South Eastern.2,8782,514
3rd Division. South Midland.2,2861,252
4th Division. Eastern Counties.2,408959
5th Division. South Western Counties.3,0551,737
6th Division. West Midland Counties.1,2252,383
7th Division. North Midland Counties.1,003957
8th Division. North Western Counties.9702,135
9th Division. Yorkshire.1,0741,023
10th Division. Northern Counties.402410
11th Division. Monmouth and Wales.343614

Note As to the Number of Women Employed As Nurses in Great Britain.

25,466 were returned, at the census of 1851, as nurses by profession, 39,139 nurses in domestic service,* and 2,822 midwives. The numbers of different ages are shown in table A, and in table B their distribution over Great Britain.

To increase the efficiency of this class, and to make as many of them as possible the disciples of the true doctrines of health, would be a great national work.

For there the material exists, and will be used for nursing, whether the real “conclusion of the matter” be to nurse or to poison the sick. A man, who stands perhaps at the head of our medical profession, once said to me, I send a nurse into a private family to nurse the sick, but I know that it is only to do them harm.

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Notes on Nursing

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Last Updated: 2020-06-30
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Notes on Nursing

by Florence Nightingale
A treatise on the best practices for the physical and psychological care of sick people, written by the iconic founder of modern nursing. It is a classic in formal nursing training, and was intended to be read and used by the general public as well. Joan Quixley praised this influential book as “the first of its kind ever to be written.”
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