5 there is no danger to herself. The knowledge and the practice will be of use to her all of her life — even though she should not be called upon for services to our wounded boys. Let her take the first rational step — prepare . Then — if she desires to go further — opportunities will arise for usefulness — and if she wished to help in hospital work — or if she wished to turn our house into a private hospital of her own for our wounded boys (!) — I would be the last to object.