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Don't Drop it Nurse!

Anne Bolam

Anne Bolam takes us on a journey down memory lane recalling her life as a nurse in the 1960s. Initially training in Edinburgh, she was present at the first ever kidney transplant. She then joined the Royal Airforce Nursing Service and continued her career in Aden, Yemen, treating injured soldiers and prisoners of war.
This book takes us from Edinburgh to Berkshire via Aden,with a number of anecdotal tales of nursing life in civilian and military conditions.
A charming reminiscence which shows us how far the medical profession has come in the last sixty years, but at the same time demonstrating how important the nurses have been in the journey.

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At her family's request, Anne Bolam (née Peterkin), wrote a synopsis of her time as a nurse.

Since writing the book Don't Drop it, Nurse, Anne suffered a second stroke, but was determined to finish book two, despite difficulty with her eyesight.

Anne continues to be as active as she can. She enjoys going to church, playing the piano, and spending time with family and friends. Anne also loves being in the company of dogs.

Anne's motto continues to be:
Do the things you are able to do, and forget what you were able to do in the past.