By Michael Alexander
From the folk who introduced you the bestselling Confessions of a GP.
From stampeding nudes to drunk young children, younger nurse Michael Alexander by no means particularly knew what he used to be getting himself into. yet now, 16 years for the reason that he used to be first embarked on his nursing occupation -- because the in basic terms guy in a gynaecology ward -- he's pretty well handled every little thing: physique components that come off in his arms; young children with phantom pregnancies; medical professionals not able to inform the variation among their left and correct; Violent drunks; making a song kin; Sexism; . . . and an entire lot of nudity.
Confessions of a Male Nurse is a touching, stunning and regularly hilarious account of 1 man's lifestyles in nursing.
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And this is the very point—dry language, tedious mathematics, a thumbed grammar form gradually an interior separate intellect, exact in its information, rigid in its requirements, disciplined in its exercises. The early natural fancy touching the far extremities of the universe, lightly playing with the scheme of all things, grows together with the precise, compacted memory slowly accumulating special facts, exact habits, clear and painful conceptions. At last the clouds sweep away; we find that these exercises which puzzled us, these languages which we hated, these details which we despised, are the instruments of true thought, are the very keys and openings, the exclusive access to the knowledge which we loved.
Indd 30 02/05/13 6:27 PM a l o n d o n e d u c at i o n influence on me, along with those I was bound to study: the Greek philosophers, Hume, Kant and John Stuart Mill. As Leibniz said, there are ‘secrets in the art of thinking as in all other arts’. My hope was to amass sufficient learning to feed the imagination and unlock the secret of originality. My readings were an apt preparation for a highlight of my student days, the regular breakfasts with Henry Crabb Robinson, one of the original founders of University College, who had known nearly every literary man worth knowing in England and Germany for fifty years.
Decorum is the essence, pomposity the advantage, of tutors. There is nothing to be said for a teacher who is not dry, and I look back with gratitude on the masters who drummed into me the rudiments of learning. Carlyle describes with bitter satire the fate of one of his heroes who was obliged to acquire whole systems of information in which he, the hero, saw no use. And this is the very point—dry language, tedious mathematics, a thumbed grammar form gradually an interior separate intellect, exact in its information, rigid in its requirements, disciplined in its exercises.