Sunday, 24 July 2011

Harlequin Nurses Part II

Part I introduced the popular nurse romance published by Harlequin Books. One of, to my mind, the oddest aspects of their nurse books was referring to doctors by their first name, like minor English royalty. Instead of Dr Knowitall, we have Dr Jack.

My mother was a nurse before, during and after this mid-century nurse craze and I never heard her refer to a doctor this way. In fact I've never heard anyone say "I was well satisfied that Dr Jill removed my bunion."

Here are a couple of examples.

Harlequin 381 - March 1957

Harlequin 381 back

Harlequin 388 - May 1957

Harlequin 388 back

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