Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910.

Collection: Medical Heritage

Publisher: New York : D. Appleton

  • Florence Nightingale was a pioneer of modern nursing. Her most famous contribution came out of her experiences during the Crimean War where she gained the nickname "The Lady with the Lamp," derived from a phrase in a report in The Times. After she returned to Britain, she began collecting evidence before the Royal Commission on the Health of the Army to demonstrate that most of the soldiers at the hospital were killed by unsanitary living conditions. She promptly turned her attention to the sanitary design of hospitals. Notes on Nursing, first published in 1860, served as the cornerstone of the curriculum at the Nightingale School and other nursing schools. Nightingale spent the rest of her life promoting and organizing the nursing profession into its present form.
  • Electronic reproduction.
  • Gift to The Abner Wellborn Calhoun Medical Library presented by Mrs. Stewart R. Roberts on November 12, 1942.
  • HEALTH: Added as part of 2008 Rare Book Project.
  • Bound in publisher's dark burgundy ribbed-morocco-grain cloth with blind-stamped boards, spine stamped in gilt and blind, and yellow endpapers.
  • digitized
  • The online edition of this book in the public domain, i.e., not protected by copyright, has been produced by the Emory University Digital Library Publications Program.