Chicago: Duncan, 1879. Hardcover. Early American work on nursing in the period when formal training for nurses had just begun: the first American nursing school was the Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing, founded in New York City in 1873. The author makes a direct request in the preface for a "benevolent minded lady" to establish a training school for nurses in the United States.
Presentation inscription on front end paper, "F. H. and Louisa Ebling, From the author".
Contents include: the nurse, system & order, appearance & responsibility; The Sick Room; Quietness; Ventilation; the Bath Treatment; Expectant Mothers (a lengthy chapter with much detailed information); Care of the Newborn; Diseases & accidents of Childhood; Poisons & antidotes; Dietary Rules; and Food for the Sick.
8vo, xvi, 119 pp,  pp ads. In the original gilt and black ruled red cloth covers. Covers somewhat dusty; brown printed end papers partially adhered to covers. OCLC: 15718080 records 5 copies, at UCSF, SUNY Buffalo, Sage College, Univ of Michigan and Duke. Good + overall. Item #25621