Florence Nightingale: Avenging Angel

TitleFlorence Nightingale: Avenging Angel
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsSmall, Hugh
Number of Pages221
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
CityNew York
Abstract

This study of the personality and achievements of Florence Nightingale is based on extensive research and unpublished material. She achieved fame for her leadership of a group of British nurses during the Crimean War, and afterwards she dedicated herself to promoting public health. Following a collapse at age 37, she remained bedridden for more than ten years and became one of history's most famous invalids. Hugh Small has produced a new and startling explanation of Florence Nightingale's actions, comparing the conflicting contemporary accounts of what really happened in her hospital at Scutari during the war and uncovering an official cover-up of a public health disaster for which Nightingale felt personally responsible. (Amazon)

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