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Florence Nightingale : avenging angel

Author: Hugh Small
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) achieved fame for her leadership of a group of British nurses during the Crimean War. After the war, she dedicated herself to promoting public health. She became one of history's most famous invalids, following a collapse at the age of thirty-seven which left her bedridden for more than ten years." "By carefully reconstructing the chronology of events that led to her breakdown, Hugh  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Florence Nightingale; Florence Nightingale; Florence Nightingale; Florence Nightingale
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Small
ISBN: 0312226993 9780312226992
OCLC Number: 41400909
Description: xii, 221 pages, [16] pages of plates : portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Resolving the mystery --
Early life --
War --
Post-mortem --
Cover-up --
Vengeance --
Reputation and myth.
Responsibility: Hugh Small.
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"Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) achieved fame for her leadership of a group of British nurses during the Crimean War. After the war, she dedicated herself to promoting public health. She became one of history's most famous invalids, following a collapse at the age of thirty-seven which left her bedridden for more than ten years." "By carefully reconstructing the chronology of events that led to her breakdown, Hugh Small has produced a new and startling explanation of Florence Nightingale's actions. After describing her unusual upbringing the author compares the conflicting contemporary accounts of what really happened in Nightingale's hospital at Scutari, near Constantinople, during the war. By tracing the gradual emergence of information in the war's aftermath, Small shows that there was an official cover-up of a public health disaster. Drawing on recent research by army historians, he shows how the cover-up involved Florence Nightingale in Queen Victoria's conflict with the Government over royal control of the Army."--Jacket.

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