Quotation by Lydia Hoyt Farmer

Many young girls are ... becoming trained nurses, whose gentle ministrations in the sick-room, skilled touch, patient watchfulness and unwearied vigils, are as great factors in the care of the sick, as are the professional physicians.
Lydia Hoyt Farmer (1842–1903), U.S. author. What America Owes to Women, ch. 17 (1893).

Written at a time when nursing was becoming an organized, honored profession.
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