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Sister Teresa - The Samaritan was good – at first aid

Regulars | By Sister Teresa

Self-Portrait with Dr Arrieta by Goya, whose life was saved by the doctor (1820)

We should all learn the basics of nursing

Why aren’t boys and girls intelligently taught elementary nursing while they are still at school? Perhaps they are now – but when I was in the sixth form, we pointlessly injected oranges with hypodermic syringes and wound bandages round make-believe dislocated shoulders. It was quite fun, but anyone in real trouble being treated by us would have been in a worse state as the result of our attentions. ...

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