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Heart and Soul The Story of Florence Nightingale

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ISBN-10: 0887767036

ISBN-13: 9780887767036

Edition: 2005

Authors: Gena K. Gorrell

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In Florence Nightingale’s day, if a person was sick – and lucky – he or she was nursed at home with caring family members tending the bedside. Hospitals were horrible places from which few emerged alive. The nurses were often drunks and prostitutes. Doctors had rudimentary skills. Thus the privileged Nightingale family was appalled when Florence, who had done her share of household nursing, announced that she wanted to train to work in a hospital. After all, her role was cut out for her: she was to be a decorative, witty lady. A career, much less nursing, was out of the question. It took many years, but Florence found her calling in Crimea. More English soldiers died of sickness there…    
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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Tundra
Publication date: 3/8/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594