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By Lynn McDonald

Florence Nightingale is without doubt one of the most famed figures in sleek heritage. but a lot of what we all know of her emanates from unreliable second-hand money owed, and from a misreading of the first sources.

Florence Nightingale firstly Hand by way of Lynn McDonald, editor of Nightingale's Collected Works, and the world's premier Nightingale authority, goals to place this correct. it is a e-book which reviews what Florence Nightingale acknowledged and did, in keeping with her writing, of which an incredible volume survives, scattered in over 2 hundred files in the course of the global.

Published to commemorate the centenary of Nightingale's demise, McDonald's examine offers a Florence Nightingale for the twenty-first century, as an writer of serious variety and wit, a structures philosopher and pioneering public overall healthiness reformer - the heroine and nurse have been merely the start.

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19 Nightingale’s role as a social reformer required her to work with whatever political party was in power. There is no doubt as to her Liberal preferences, especially in her later years when she worked closely with her Liberal brother-in-law, Sir Harry Verney. 20 She told the wife of Verney’s son Edmund (who was then running to succeed him as MP), that in helping him she was ‘working for eternity, to raise the ground, the Liberal cause – that is the “saving” of men’s minds, bodies and soul, that is being fellow workers with God .

A remission in her illness in the early 1880s enabled her to make a few public appearances. Nightingale made her only visit to her nursing school, and St Thomas’ Hospital, on 28 January 1882, when she went through the nurses’ home and visited one ward. In November 1882 Nightingale went to Victoria Station to meet the Foot Guards returning from the Egyptian campaign, for which she had helped prepare the nursing services. In December, the guest of the Queen, she attended the opening of the new Law Courts.

O Test the questionnaire before sending it out. O After writing up the results of the research, send out a draft or proofs to experts for vetting before publication. All the while Nightingale’s faith was energizing the process of research and reform. That she could conceive of health care as a system owes 30 F L O R E N C E N I G H T I N G A L E AT F I R S T HA N D much to her conceptualization of God as the all-good Creator who runs the world by laws, capable of discovery by research. All her work in health care and social reform derived from her own call to serve this God.

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