Tag Archives: Nurse

Robin West: Nurse’s Aide By Louise Christopher

The pretty nurse’s aide becomes involved in the strange life of a beautiful debutante… It’s easy to see why nurse books were so popular amongst young, female readers of the 20th century: nurses got to actually do things: live away … Continue reading

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Ruth Fielding at the War Front (#14) By Alice B. Emerson

This week we’re going beyond the usual scope of this space for a look at a girls’ series from what can be considered the “pre-history” of Young Adult literature. Background: The Ruth Fielding stories were published by Cupples & Leon … Continue reading

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Student Nurse By Bernard and Marjorie Palmer

I think I’ve become an unexpected fan of Bernard and Marjorie Palmer’s “Career Books” girls’ series published by the Moody Bible Institute. While the stories are simple in the extreme, it is refreshing to read a series where the plot … Continue reading

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If I Should Die Before I Wake By Lurlene McDaniel

Blog News: The impromptu celebration of Retro Pride month in June garnered a few mentions across the internet. I want to belatedly thank and welcome new readers from both the art and culture site (and world’s most popular independently-owned lesbian … Continue reading

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Better Living Through Girls Series Books, Part I: Cherry Ames’ Book of First Aid and Home Nursing

Eventually, most of the really long-running series would seem to run out of ideas for a new installment in the adventures of the titular plucky girl-heroines and, wanting to keep that cash cow producing delicious green paper milk, would turn … Continue reading

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