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Linda Richards and Nursing in Japan, 1885–1890

Linda Richards and Nursing in Japan, 1885–1890 Linda Richards and Nursing in Japan, 1885-1890 MARY ELLEN DOONA Boston College Melinda Ann Judson Richad (1841-IP~O), nursing histoqs legendary ht mhed nurse, m dhahg nursing at rhe bm City Hospital in 1879 when she "broke down In hedth." Cohgw uted overwork as the muse of her itlaas; her doctms dmpod Rkhards's illness as "a moder- ately severe of nmrastbenhsl Ddbcd as a want of nervous force adagous m anrmia's wanr of blood, neurasthenia smdi ubrain workers" and people who had ptcr "dbiitf than most Ncurasdmia was a fashionable dragnosis for "myarbus mus ahmm, ranging bm sick headaches, a becoming Pm deli-, to mambg hysteria and psychosis.*3 Richards was "mitidy ill for many weeks and only regained her health by slow and prolonged recovery" at the MdLean Hospitai in Somde, Masachem, where she was wated with a rnM version of the "enforced rest treatmmf' tben in vogue." Mg this time she was also rreat:ed for "puhnomy and pehrc disease." Richards herself named her ihesm %mg and nervous mub1e.F Very~~einformatonofZUchards'sinaerinner sunives, butthelittle that does is of this he. Shc was &my-eight years old when the illness lxganandforry~sberearraedmwo~ Shewasahdypastthe age hersism (thirty-two) and fatfier (thirty-&) had bemwkcnrhcy did, and nearing rhe http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Linda Richards and Nursing in Japan, 1885–1890

Nursing History Review , Volume 4 (1): 30 – Jan 1, 1996

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.4.1.99
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Linda Richards and Nursing in Japan, 1885-1890 MARY ELLEN DOONA Boston College Melinda Ann Judson Richad (1841-IP~O), nursing histoqs legendary ht mhed nurse, m dhahg nursing at rhe bm City Hospital in 1879 when she "broke down In hedth." Cohgw uted overwork as the muse of her itlaas; her doctms dmpod Rkhards's illness as "a moder- ately severe of nmrastbenhsl Ddbcd as a want of nervous force adagous m anrmia's wanr of blood, neurasthenia smdi ubrain workers" and people who had ptcr "dbiitf than most Ncurasdmia was a fashionable dragnosis for "myarbus mus ahmm, ranging bm sick headaches, a becoming Pm deli-, to mambg hysteria and psychosis.*3 Richards was "mitidy ill for many weeks and only regained her health by slow and prolonged recovery" at the MdLean Hospitai in Somde, Masachem, where she was wated with a rnM version of the "enforced rest treatmmf' tben in vogue." Mg this time she was also rreat:ed for "puhnomy and pehrc disease." Richards herself named her ihesm %mg and nervous mub1e.F Very~~einformatonofZUchards'sinaerinner sunives, butthelittle that does is of this he. Shc was &my-eight years old when the illness lxganandforry~sberearraedmwo~ Shewasahdypastthe age hersism (thirty-two) and fatfier (thirty-&) had bemwkcnrhcy did, and nearing rhe

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1996

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