The Nurse's Pronouncing Dictionary

1. Mary I. Burdett
2. Honnor Morten (b.1861, d.1913)
The Nurses Dictionary originally compiled by Honnor Morten with phonetic pronouciations by Mary I. Burdett, member of Guy's Hospital past and present Nurse's League.
Medical and nursing terms Illustrated, eleventh edition, third impression. Profusely Illustrated with over 150 original drawings, London.

Violet Honnor Morten (1861 – 1913) was a British nurse, journalist and politician.
In 1881 she began her nursing training at the London Hospital and Bedford College, obtaining midwifery and scientific hygiene qualifications.
Morten began writing articles on nursing for numerous publications, and in 1891 her influential Nurse's Dictionary of Medical Terms and Nursing Treatment was published
She subsequently moved into journalism, writing for a number of publications including The Daily News. A committed socialist, prison reformer and promoter of non-sectarian education, she lectured widely on these subjects.
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paper and cardboard
13 x 9.5x 2.5
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