Florence Nightingale & the Nursing Legacy
By Monica Baly
This revised edition presents an examination of the Nightingale Fund and how it was used to finance various experiments in nursing and midwifery training during mid- to late-19th Century England and abroad--all of which formed the foundation of modern nursing. The author, a noted nursing historian, uses the archives of the Nightingale Fund Council to shed light on the early Nightingale schools and their influence on the nursing profession. Chapters include a discussion of the Fund; the founding of the Nightingale School; training of midwifery nurses; poor law nursing; nursing in military hospitals; Nightingale nurses in Germany, Sweden, India, Canada, and Australia; the Training School 1875-1890; nursing politics; and the Florence Nightingale legacy at the beginning of the 20th Century. The book contains a bibliography, appendices, and index.
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