In plague-stricken India, in the wars of both East and West; in the South with its fatal fever, and in the lands of the North, pestilence or famine are to be found, there too side by side is the trained nurse, quietly, silently doing battle. The nurse is taught that the most scrupulous honesty is necessary in all her work, that any omission, whether it come about wilfully or through ignorance, may be productive of the most serious results. In hospitals the doctors may be temporarily off duty, the nurse is always in charge. In some cities, associations have been formed to provide a nurse who attends for one or more hours a day for a moderate fee and who sees that arrangements are made that the patient is taken proper care of. The best schools are beginning to increase the time of training from two to three years, and are thus improving the quality of the graduate nurse.