Quotation by Ruth Lindstrom

A baby nurse is one that changes diapers and loves 'em dearly. Get up at all hours of the night to give 'em the bottle and change their pants. If the baby coughs or cries, you have to find out the need. I had my own room usually, but I slept in the same room with the baby. I would take full charge. It was twenty-four hours. I used to have one day a week off and I'd go home and see my own two little ones.
Ruth Lindstrom (c. 1892–?), U.S. practical nurse; born in Sweden. As quoted in Working, book 8, by Studs Terkel (1973).

Nearing eighty when Terkel interviewed her, she had emigrated from Sweden in 1913 and worked as a domestic. In 1918, she had become a practical nurse specializing in infant care. She had continued to perform housework as well as baby and child care for families.
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