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Part XIII.

Perhaps the most popular form of Nursing School,
and that in which a short course of study may be
most useful to the largest number of women, is
that of a Children's Hospital. Every woman
should have some acquaintance with the symptoms
and treatment of childish ailments, and it is to be
hoped that the time may come when no young
lady's education will be considered complete until
she has paid some attention to the study—practical
as well as theoretical—of this branch of Nursing.
Few women—few girls even—pass many years of
their life without having something to do with
children, either as elder sisters, governesses, aunts,
or mothers; and when one considers how short and
acute children's diseases generally are, and how
much suffering and life-long debility may often be
prevented by what is called ' taking things in time,'
no one will question the importance of some
acquaintance with the subject of children's illnesses.
Children have often much difficidty in describing
their feelings, and even the locality of acute pain
taxes their scanty vocabulary, and is as unintel-
ligible to 'grown-ups' as the cry of the poor little
girl suffering from inflammation of the lungs, who
complained that her pain was 'just where the bran
begins.' It required the ingenuity of an elder
sister, only lately removed from nursery associa-
tions, to recognise in this illustration from doll-land
that the pain lay in that region of dolly's figure
where the wax shoulders wore joined on to the
bran-stuffed trunk!

An additional advantage in children's hospitals
for purposes of training, is found in the fact that
young ladies who are enthusiasts for nursing may
begin their training in them at a much earlier age
than is desirable in a general hospital, or in one
specially devoted to women's disorders. Girls of

eighteen may, if they choose, and if they can
persuade the lady superintendent that they really
'mean business,' enter a children's hospital, and
learn a great deal that is the foundation of all
nursing, and which will be a valuable preliminary
for 'walking' (if one may venture to borrow so
dignified an idiom from the medical profession)
hospitals later. It is, therefore, with pleasure that
we notice the opening of several new Children's
Hospitals in different parts of England, and that we
mention that in some of these there are at the
present time vacancies for probationers, both of the
gentlewoman and upper-servant class. If we
venture to add a list of those which have already
found a place in Part II. of our Guide (that devoted
to Hospitals and Convalescent Homes) it is not so
much with the idea that it exhausts the number of
these institutions at present existing, but in the
hope that correspondents will furnish us with the
names and addresses of any which may have been

Childhen's Hospital, Nottingham.
This hospital has been in existence for some years, but
only contained twelve beds. Last year new wards were
built, with nurses' rooms, sculleries, and bath-rooms, and
the cots now number twenty-eight. The hospital is
nursed by a lady superintendent with nurses under her.
Ladies are taken to be trained. As lady probationers
they pay 21s. a-week, and come for three months, six
months, or a year. As working probationers they give
their services, and bind themselves for one year. Or if
salary is an object, they agree to stay two years (after
a month's trial), receiving 107. the first year, and 16J. the
second, with indoor uniform. At the present tima there
are vacancies for one lady probationer, for one who haa
received a year's hospital training as nurse at 207. a-year,
and for one working probationer. Ladies are not re-
ceived under eighteen or over twenty-eight years of age.

* We regret that want of space obliges us at the time of going
to press to omit this list, for which we must now refer our
readers to the Qnide, price 3Jrf. by post,

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