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Florence Nightingale as seen in her portraits : with a sketch of her life, and an account of her relation to the origin of the Red Cross Society

Florence Nightingale as seen in her portraits : with a sketch of her life, and an account of her relation to the origin of the Red Cross Society

Source : Internet Archive

Florence Nightingale as seen in her portraits : with a sketch of her life, and an account of her relation to the origin of the Red Cross Society

Florence Nightingale as seen in her portraits : with a sketch of her life, and an account of her relation to the origin of the Red Cross Society

Source : Internet Archive


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Florence Nightingale As Seen in Her Portraits With a sketch of her life, and an

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Plate VII. Florence Nightingale at Scutari.

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Bibliography Miss Nightingale's Writings 71

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^ I The Childhood of Florence Nightingale .

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directed by the influence of Miss Nightingale, that the care of the soldiers-wounded, sick, or well-has been placed at the

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consult the splendid Life of Florence Nightingale, by Sir Edward Cook, issued in two volumes, in 1913, by Mac Millan

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mass of written records, ineluding Miss Nightingale 's own diaries and voluminous correspondence and many other papers, official and otherwise,

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the absolutely Herculean labors of Florence Nightingale, invalided in body, but of indomitable will, after her return from the Crimea,

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factors, in the development of Miss Nightingale's character and work, and of their far-reaching results.

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on which, with his family, Mr. Nightingale passed alternately the winter and summer months of every year.

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The Childhood of Florence Nightingale Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy, in the year 1820, during a

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Sir Edward Cook's Life of Florence Nightingale.

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her wise yet indulgent parents, Florence Nightingale grew from an engaging child into the "girl of sixteen of great promise"

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his younger daughter was seventeen, Mr. Nightingale took his family to the Continent, and eighteen delightful months were spent in

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suppose at this time that Florence Nightingale would do otherwise than fulfil the expectations of her parents, and be content

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greatness of this part of Miss Nightingale 's achievement, that consisted in surmounting the obstacles that lay in the way

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Plate III. Florence Nightingale as a Girl.

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by a really passionate altruism, Florence Nightingale was distinctly conscious, as much so as any other saint in history, of

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Plate IV. Miss Nightingale (about 1845).

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Plate V. Miss Nightingale (about 1849).

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In this little sketch of Florence Nightingale, during her time of aspiration and probation, there are many aspects that have

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Plate VI. Florence Nightingale.

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of the earlier pictures of Miss Nightingale, shows her, in garb and visage of the pre-Crimean days, seated on what

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indignation that swept the country. Miss Nightingale's training and personality were well known to a large circle of influential friends,

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were under the jurisdiction of Miss Nightingale, as also were all the hospitals in the Crimea, and for a time

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circumstances of extreme complexity, that Miss Nightingale had to cope, during that first six months.

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each patient. This practice," writes Miss Nightingale to Lord Herbert, "seems invented on purpose to waste the time of as

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In the spring of 1855 Miss Nightingale crossed the Black Sea to the Hospitals of the Crimea and remained there

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After recovery from her illness. Miss Nightingale was urged to return to England, but sheinsisted on remaining at her post,

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the deeds and motives of Florence Nightingale." She arrived at Lea Hurst from Paris unrecognized, under the name of Miss

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during the immediately succeeding time, Florence Nightingale needed every spark of spiritual force which had come to her from the

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and the late portraits of Miss Nightingale has often been remarked. This is not entirely due to the fact that

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of the great inheritance that Florence Nightingale has left to her sex, is the fact that such true friendship between

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thought, and between whom and Miss Nightingale there existed a close intimacy and a strong spiritual tie. Not the least

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Plate IX. Miss Nightingale (about 1856).

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the publication and circula-tion of Miss Nightingale's comprehensive pri-vate report, entitled, Notes Affecting the Health, Efficiency, and Hospital Administra-tion of

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to the House of Commons. Miss Nightingale's own evidence took the form of thirtythree pages of written answers to questions

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Plate X. Miss Nightingale on Her Return from the Ckisiea.

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skill, energy, and persistence of Miss Nightingale was united with the experience of the celebrated Dr. William Farr, the foundation

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place in the story of Florence Nightingale's life. But, as has been said, its greatest importance lay in the insight,

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Plate XI. Miss Nightingale (IN 1858) From a photograph by Goodman in the possession of Dr. Collins

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Miss Nightingale's prestige in matters of hospital construction was recognized before her book, Notes on

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on by Sydney Herbert and Florence Nightingale during these five years immediately following her return from the East.

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its statistics annually, and that Miss Nightingale's Model Forms should, as far as possible, be adopted." Her work in the

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has been well said that Miss Nightingale did not originate the idea of trained nursing of the sick, for there

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be republished in popular form. Florence Nightingale possessed the literary faculty in a very high degree, and was a voluminous

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as the philanthropic side, that Florence Nightingale possesses an eminent place within the circle.

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Florence Nightingale in Later Life.

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Plate XII. Miss Nightingale in 1887.

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Sir Edward Cook's Life of Florence Nightingale.

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was the work of Miss Florence Nightingale in the Crimea." In the War of 1866 between Prussia, Austria and Italy,

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when the full flood of Miss Nightingale's Crimean achievements were still fresh in the public mind, the bloody battle of

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Plate XIII. Miss Nightingale in Later Life.

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First Red Cross movement. Miss Florence Nightingale, whose heroic efforts on behalf of suffering humanity will be recognized and admired

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It is told by Miss Nightingale, under the title Una and the Lion, ' ' in good words. The

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Plate XIV. Florence Nightingale in Her Koom in South Street at the Age of Eighty-Six.

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and chief among them to Miss Nightingale.

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Plate XV. Florence Nightingale in 1907.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY Miss Nightingale's Writings Writings about Miss Nightingale

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the Voluntary Contributions received by Miss Nightingale for the use of the British War Hospital in the East, with the

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the Army in 1857. By Florence Nightingale.

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numerous Papers and Reports by Miss Nightingale.

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Department. A Memorial I^ietter by Miss Nightingale, printed in the Weekly Scotsman, September 13. the Lancet. September 27, 1802, and

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the Army in Inlia. By Florence Nightingale. London : Edward Stamford,

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(28) Addresses from Miss Nightingale to the Probationer Nurses in the 'Nightingale Fund" School at St.-Thomas's Hospital. Printed

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and Villages. Rural Hygiene. By Florence Nightingale. London : Spottiswoode and Co., 1894. A pamphlet, pp. 27.

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Lovelace, on her friend Miss Florence Nightingale. Written in the year 1851. Music composed by W. H. Moutgomonery. London :

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A Trip to Constantinople, and Miss Nightingale at Scutari Hospital. By L. Dunne. London :

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(27) The Life of Florence Nightingale. By Sarah A. Tooley. London: S. H. Bousfield and Co., 1904.

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(33) Florence Nightingale: a Force in Medicine.

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Some Personal Recollections of Miss Florence Nightingale" (with a series of letters from F. N.) In the Nursing Mirror and