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Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer (Standard Edition) / Edition 1

Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer (Standard Edition) / Edition 1

by Barbara Montgomery Dossey

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ISBN-10: 0803621698

ISBN-13: 9780803621695

Pub. Date: 07/28/2009

Publisher: F. A. Davis Company

AJN Book of the Year 2009

5 Stars!

“It is


AJN Book of the Year 2009

5 Stars!

“It is fascinating to read and lovely to look at and would make an exceptional addition to a nursing or personal library. This is a one-of-a-kind, artistic history of the life of a nursing icon.”Ellen Wurzbach, RN, MSN, PhDfor Doody Review Service

Scientist, philosopher, visionary, mystic, healer, reformer, activist, feminist, politician.

This lavishly illustrated biography celebrates the life and work of Florence Nightingale on the 100th anniversary of her death. With meticulous scholarship, the author documents the struggles and achievements of a woman who defied the conventions and standards of Victorian England to blaze her own path. Archival photographs, drawings, letters, maps, and a riveting narrative create a portrait of this complex, larger than life woman who is still a source of inspiration today.

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Table of Contents



  1. The Early Years (1820-1854)

  1. A Different Kind of Child
  2. Call & Awakening
  3. Egypt, Greece, & Kaiserswerth
  4. Harley Street

  1. Crimean War Years (1854-1856)

  1. Departure for the East
  2. "The Whole Army is Coming"
  3. Commissions, Illness, & Accolades
  4. Achieving Command & Control

  1. Post-War Years (1856-1861)

  1. "At the Altar of the Murdered Men"
  2. The Drive for Army Reform
  3. Nurses Training & Health Statistics
  4. Literary Fame & Personal Misfortune

  1. Reform Years (1862-1879)

  1. Private Life
  2. Sanitation for a Subcontinent
  3. Nursing Reform & Progress for Women
  4. Spiritual Surrender & Mysticism

  1. Later Years (1880-1910)

  1. Years of Loss
  2. The Birth of Indian Nationalism
  3. Nursing Moves Forward
  4. Union with the Divine


Pilgrimate to Scutari

Family Tree


Significant Family, Friends, and Correspondents

Nightingale & the Western Tradition of Mysticism

The Case for Brucellosis

Nightingale's Personality Type

Written Works

Chapter Notes


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