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Notes on Nursing: what it is, and what it is not. London: Harrison, . 1860Footnote
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. G&M 1612, the most famous and important book on nursing. “After receiving training in Germany and France, Florence Nightingale had some nursing experience in England. The Crimean War gave her an opportunity to demonstrate the value of trained nurses. Within a few months of her arrival at Scutari, the mortality rate among soldiers there fell from 42% to 2%. Florence Nightingale lived to become the greatest figure in the history of nursing” (G&M). In this book Miss Nightingale laid down the essential principles for the care of the sick, and introduced a new profesion for women. Grolier One Hundred (Medicine), 71. Lilly, Notable Medical Books, 215. Bishop & Goldie, Bio-bibliography, 4(i). Skretkowicz, “Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing” in The Library, v.15, no. 1, 24–46, 1993. This copy is in Skretkowicz’s Group 1, and has all the issue points of both type and binding detailed by him. Norman catalogue 1600.Binding
8vo, 79 pages. Original black pebbled cloth, very neatly rebacked with matching pebbled cloth, a fine copy. Signature of “Mrs. R. Fenwick Feb.ry 1st 1860” on front free endpaper.Price
£4500.00 (Stock Code: 2534)