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Hardcover Book Details
  • 08/2011
  • 9781936818136
  • pages
  • $0.00
Hardcover Book Details
  • 12/2012
  • 9781936818129
  • 303 pages
  • $0.00
Paperback Book Details
  • 04/2015
  • 9780692416280
  • 398 pages
  • $14.95
Hardcover Book Details
  • 12/2012
  • 9781936818143
  • pages
  • $0.00
And Then There Was One: A Nurse's Memories of A.G. Holley State Tuberculosis Hospital: A Memoir
Peggy Butler, author
And Then There Was One is the true story of a young girl from the Appalachian foothills of southern Ohio, who loves music and dreams of becoming a performer, until illness in her early teens changes her goal and her life dramatically. This stirring memoir offers a vivid picture of what it was like to be an aspiring nurse in the 1950s. The author's accounts of the stigma endured by people with tuberculosis, a contagious disease with no known cure at that time, are heart-rending. Taking us back in time to nursing school as it was when three year diploma schools at large city hospitals were the norm, the author tells us how she eventually met the challenge of caring for TB patients and came to treat them with love, empathy and dedication, after she went to work in 1961 at the Southeast Florida State Tuberculosis Hospital, which six decades later was the last freestanding TB hospital still functioning as such in the U.S. Butler captures the spirit of the hospital, offering us a true glimpse of its evolution in TB treatment over three decades. Along the way, she weaves in the story of a life well lived - her own story: often happy, sometimes painful. But, always intriguing.
Reviews
C.S. Gilbert, Solares Hill, Key West Citizen

"Veritably a bible of nursing history from 1955 until recent times . . . rich narrative." C.S.Gilbert

David Ashkin, M. D. Medical Director, A. G. Holley State TB Hospital

I highly recommend this book to all medical and nursing students . . . an interesting read for lay people, as well.

Joanna Brady, author, The Woman at the Light

"A fascinating account of nursing in mid-century America . . . the extraordinary story of a remarkable, dedicated lady." Joanna Brady, author, The Woman at the Light

Formats
Hardcover Book Details
  • 08/2011
  • 9781936818136
  • pages
  • $0.00
Hardcover Book Details
  • 12/2012
  • 9781936818129
  • 303 pages
  • $0.00
Paperback Book Details
  • 04/2015
  • 9780692416280
  • 398 pages
  • $14.95
Hardcover Book Details
  • 12/2012
  • 9781936818143
  • pages
  • $0.00

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