Missionaries and the Early Development of Nursing in China

  title={Missionaries and the Early Development of Nursing in China},
  author={K M Chen},
  journal={Nursing History Review},
  pages={129 - 149}
  • K. Chen
  • Published 1 January 1996
  • Medicine
  • Nursing History Review
By the late 1930s, nursing, which had come into being in China in the 1880s, had developed into a profession represented by a well-organized national association with a membership of 6,000, which was continuously expanding by hundreds of new recruits trained at nearly 200 nursing schools all over the country. The progress was remarkable. In retrospect, we can easily discern the outstanding contribution made by the Western medical missionaries. To the latter's dedication, the profession owed its… 
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