Eva Charlotte Ellis Lückes (1854–1919) was a pioneer of nursing training and friend of Florence Nightingale. In 1880, aged twenty-six, she became matron of the London Hospital, a post she held until her death. Her popular series of lectures for probationers was first published in book form in 1884.
Preface; 1. The distinction between the work of doctors and nurses; 2. The nurse’s part as an active agent; 3. The principles of bandaging; 4. The employment of cold and heat as remedial agents; 5. Local applications of dry and moist heat; 6. Counter-irritation, dry and wet cupping, leeches, blisters; 7. The nurse’s duties in connection with administering drugs; 8. System of observation of the sick; 9. Operations; 10. On the nursing and management of sick children; 11. On the nursing of infectious diseases; 12. Ventilation, warmth, and light of wards or sick rooms.