Title: Practical Methods of Study: A Textbook for Student Nurses
Author: Sister John Gabriel [Ryan]
Description: First Edition, first printing (September 1930). Signed with a generic inscription by the author on the title page. Dark blue cloth boards with blind stamped lettering on front and gilt lettering on spine. Previous owner's name on ffep; some pencil notation on the first several pages; the seven blank end-flyleaves have handwritten notes. Dust jacket toned around edges; bit of chipping at head and foot of spine; clipped, but still showing the published price (1.50). DJ in clear archival sleeve. viii, 125 pp. 8.75 x 5.75 inches.
A guide with various advice and techniques aimed at improving the capabilities of the student: their study, memory, motivation, retention, mental and physical fitness, attention, note taking, library technique, etc. Tailored for the use of student nurses, but broadly applicable for all students.
The author, Sister John Gabriel Ryan (1874-1951), influenced the development of nursing education nationally [see Biographical Dictionary of Modern American Educators]. She was an influential administrator for the Sisters of Providence in the Northwest who worked to improve the standardization, nursing accreditation, and management training for the Providence system of hospitals. In 1917 she was appointed the general supervisor of training schools in the west, in 1924 she was named the directress of schools of nursing, and in 1933 she became the hospital consultant for the western provinces.
Condition: Very Good-
Jacket Condition: Good
Publisher: Macmillan Company
Place: New York
Keywords: Nursing, Education, Health,
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