The Family Nurse
Or Companion of the American Frugal Housewife.
By Mrs. Child
Author of the “American Frugal Housewife,” “Mother’s Book,” “Girl’s Books,” &c.
Revised by a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society
“How shall I cure Dyspepsia?” “Live upon sixpence a day, and earn it.” – Dr. Abernethy.
Originally Published 1837
A guide to home health from Lydia Maria Child, one of the nineteenth century’s most popular domestic advisers and most ardent feminists, A Nurse’s Companion was first published in 1837. The author of The American Frugal Housewife, The Mother’s Book, and The Girl’s Own Book, among others, Mrs. Child is perhaps, today, best known for her Thanksgiving poem, “Over the River and Through the Woods.” In The Family Nurse, her down-to-earth advice to pre-civil war families stands as an American classic of home health care.
Softcover, 156 pages