Published in 1926, this textbook of chemistry was intended to instill "the elementary foundation principles of chemistry which will be of service to the nurse in her work." The work contains chapters that discuss general principles of chemistry as well as chapters specialized to chemistry as it applies to the human body such as digestion, metabolism, blood, and excretions. The volume is digitized in its entirety.
Stella Goostray (1886-1969), one of nursing's most energetic leaders, earned a distinguished reputation as a scholar, author, and teacher. Goostray graduated from Children's Hospital of Boston in 1919 and later earned a B.S. in nursing from Teacher's College, Columbia University and an M.E. from Boston University. Goostray held a variety of professional positions including 13 years on the board of directors of the American Journal of Nursing Company and 7 as president; 11 years as secretary of the National League for Nursing Education; Goostray also served as an advisor to the Joint Nursing Committee on Educational Policies and as nurse consultant to the Committee on the Grading of Nursing Schools. From 1940-1946, she was president of the National Nursing Council for War Service, Inc. Goostray's publications include Drugs and Solutions for Nurses (1924), Mathematics and Measurements in Nursing Practice (1963), Fifty Years: A History of the School of Nursing, the Children's Hospital, Boston (1940), and Memoirs: Half a Century in Nursing (1959).
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