98.4ºF to 37ºC - The Memoirs of Eleanor Milner SRN SCM DNC
In this wonderfully evocative book, Eleanor Milner recounts tales of her life as a nurse in post-war Britain.
Growing up in rural Yorkshire during the war, Eleanor trained to be a nurse in Hull before qualifying as a midwife in Liverpool. She describes the adventures of her subsequent life as a district nurse midwife back in Yorkshire before moving to coastal Lincolnshire where she worked as a district nurse, later specialising in care for the elderly.
Depicting a time gone by, Eleanor not only skilfully brings to life the changes that medical treatment has gone through but gives a true reflection of life in rural Britain. The poverty, tragedy and hardship are entwined with the joy of new life and the overriding sense of community, all peppered with amusing anecdotes.
Weaving through this glorious memoir is Eleanor's heart-warming dedication to her profession, her family and her community. She shows what it truly takes to be a real NHS hero.
Royalties from the sale of this book will be shared between Sheffield Children's Hospital and the Urostomy Association.