Image from page 28 of "Letters from foreign lands" (1910)
Title: Letters from foreign lands
Publisher: St. Louis, Mo. : Medical Fortnightly
Contributing Library: Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
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:But why not supply female doctors? Thereply is that they are not procurable, andfor many reasons too long to enumerate here,they are not likely to be procurable for a verylong time to come. The educated medicalman is there. The means of increasing thesupply as required is also there. Thetrained nurse has begun to appear. Thematerial of which to select such nurses isthere and the hospitals in which she canbe trained are on the increase. The female 21 practitioner will doubtlessly appear in dueseason, but the trained nurse must be herJohn the Baptist. The first of these evan-gels of the East 1 am, through the kindnessof Dr. Carrington, able to show a pioture^ofto Fortnightly readers. Turkish medicalmen long for the appearance of more of herkind. Under the guidance of Dr. Carringtona school for trained nurses is being estab-lished in Constantinople. The plan for anAmerican Hospital, designed as a trainingplace for nurses in that city has been drawnby A. D. F, Hamlin, of Columbia Univer-
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Anatolia College Hospital. Marsovan, Turkey. I :ai sity, New York. The hospital where most ofthe doctors work has been done, where thefirst trained nurse has been at work, andwhere he conceived the idea of his new Con-stantinople hospital, is at Marsovan. Pic-tures of the interior and exterior are given,and also a picture of a grateful Tuikishfather and his cured child. For the proposednew institution at Turkeys capital younglady students are already being receiver!, firstamong these being a Miss Eunice P. Kalfa.They are, of course, selected from among the ■ 22 graduates of the different missionary schools.The training of the average girl of Turkey,whethei Christian Or Mohammedan, is ad-verse to her becoming either a trained nurse ormedical woman. They have all been instilledwith the notion that to do work for others isdegrading. It is very hard to drive 1 his no-tion from their heads. The missionaryschools seek to teach them that, on the con-trary, such work is honorable. Not until
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