Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer / Edition 1

Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer / Edition 1

by Barbara Dossey
     
 

Readers are informed and exhilarated by the story of Florence Nightingale, a brilliant pioneer who played a major role in making nursing the respected profession it is today. This sumptuously illustrated biography of nursing’s inspiring founder focuses on Nightingale’s mystic beliefs, her contributions to public health and infection control, and her

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Readers are informed and exhilarated by the story of Florence Nightingale, a brilliant pioneer who played a major role in making nursing the respected profession it is today. This sumptuously illustrated biography of nursing’s inspiring founder focuses on Nightingale’s mystic beliefs, her contributions to public health and infection control, and her trailblazing work in government and health care reform. Readers discover Nightingale’s life as a mystic and her many health care theories and practices that are still in use today. Brimming with more than 280 beautiful photographs and hundreds of little-known facts that shed light on the events that shaped Nightingale’s life and work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874349849
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.83(w) x 11.17(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1The Early Years (1820-1854)1
Ch. 1A Different Kind of Child3
Ch. 2Call & Awakening33
Ch. 3Egypt, Greece, & Kaiserswerth63
Ch. 4Harley Street85
Pt. 2Crimean War Years (1854-1856)101
Ch. 5Departure for the East103
Ch. 6"The Whole Army is Coming"121
Ch. 7Commissions, Illness, & Accolades149
Ch. 8Achieving Command & Control169
Pt. 3Post-War Years (1856-1861)177
Ch. 9"At the Altar of the Murdered Men"179
Ch. 10The Drive for Army Reform201
Ch. 11Nurses Training & Health Statistics219
Ch. 12Literary Fame & Personal Misfortune231
Pt. 4Reform Years (1862-1879)251
Ch. 13Private Life253
Ch. 14Sanitation for a Subcontinent267
Ch. 15Nursing Reform & Progress for Women291
Ch. 16Spiritual Surrender & Mysticism325
Pt. 5Later Years (1880-1910)345
Ch. 17Years of Loss347
Ch. 18The Birth of Indian Nationalism355
Ch. 19Nursing Moves Forward375
Ch. 20Union with the Divine393
Appendices417
Family Tree418
Timeline420
Nightingale & the Western Tradition of Mysticism425
The Case for Brucellosis426
Nightingale's Personality Type427
Written Works428
Chapter Notes & References429
Picture Credits435
Acknowledgments436
Index437

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