Florence Nightingale: The Crimean War

Florence Nightingale: The Crimean War

by Lynn McDonald, Florence Nightingale
     
 

ISBN-10: 0889204691

ISBN-13: 9780889204690

Pub. Date: 03/13/2007

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Florence Nightingale is famous as the “lady with the lamp” in the Crimean War, 1854—56. There is a massive amount of literature on this work, but, as editor Lynn McDonald shows, it is often erroneous, and films and press reporting on it have been even less accurate. The Crimean War reports on Nightingale’s correspondence from the war

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Florence Nightingale is famous as the “lady with the lamp” in the Crimean War, 1854—56. There is a massive amount of literature on this work, but, as editor Lynn McDonald shows, it is often erroneous, and films and press reporting on it have been even less accurate. The Crimean War reports on Nightingale’s correspondence from the war hospitals and on the staggering amount of work she did post-war to ensure that the appalling death rate from disease (higher than that from bullets) did not recur.

This volume contains much on Nightingale’s efforts to achieve real reforms. Her well-known, and relatively “sanitized”, evidence to the royal commission on the war is compared with her confidential, much franker, and very thorough Notes on the Health of the British Army, where the full horrors of disease and neglect are laid out, with the names of those responsible.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780889204690
Publisher:
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Publication date:
03/13/2007
Series:
Collected Works of Florence Nightingale Series, #14
Pages:
1096
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.73(d)

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