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'Notes on Nursing' by Florence Nightingale, London, England, 1860

When Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) returned from the Crimean War (1853-1856) she set about reforming nurse training and the Army Medical Services. She published 'Notes on Nursing: What it is and What it is not' in 1860. The book gave advice on personal and patient cleanliness, bedding, and patient care, including food, light and noise levels. This example is a first edition. It is shown here with another work, The Organisation of Nursing (E2008.150.2).

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E2008.150.3

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Glossary: book

A written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers. Usually continuous printing or writing.

Glossary: nursing

The study and practice of caring for and waiting on the sick, injured, or others unable to look after themselves or to deal with their specific medical needs.