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Archive of Nurse Romance Cover of the Week
Week of April 3-9, 2006
The cover of this 1963 paperback may be more suggestive of romance than the cover of the original 1955 hardcover, but the narratives are identical. Hilda Baker: School Nurse exemplifies a particular type of nurse romance novel that also served as a recruitment tool for the nursing profession. In this novel, the author went so far as to include occasional, non-fictional footnotes; for example:
“There are now some 8,800 school nurses in the United States. It is an attractive field of nursing, especially for those who like to work with children. There is also a growing need for very well-prepared nurses in the health offices of colleges and universities.”
-- Exceprt from Hilda Baker: School Nurse, by Dorothy Deming. 1963.
From a gift of over 425 nurse romance novels from Leslie Bellavance.
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