This question of nursing is not insular; it is debated at home and abroad. It is an outstanding fact of the age—symptomatic indeed. While the modern training of asylum nurses has been in active development in this country and in America throughout the last decade, resulting in such notable facts as are recorded by Dr. Outterson Wood, we regret to note that the efforts of Dr. Jules Morel have not met with a more worthy response in Belgium. Dr. Peeters in 1892 warned his colleagues that uneducated nursing must be to some degree sterile of results, and he boldly claimed that the nursing staff is called to a higher mission in an asylum than in an ordinary hospital. This has been recognised in Holland, where the Psychological Association has called upon its members to persevere in their efforts for the improvement of the nursing staff, and has instituted an examination similar to our own. A similar movement has taken place in Germany, where, in 1885, it was supported by the veteran Dr. Laehr, and where Dr. Siemnes has since declared that they can look forward with confidence to a happy solution of the question.
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