Letter from Florence Nightingale, May 1856.

Nightingale, Florence

 
Letter from Florence Nightingale, May 1856.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Letter from English nurse and hospital reformer Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) to a Mrs Clark informing her of the death of her brother, Samuel Clark, a soldier under Nightingale's care at the Castle Hospital in Balaclava during the Crimean war (1854-1856). The letter says that Clark had 'every care and comfort that was posible'. Nightingale devoted her life to the sick and suffering. She volunteered for duty in the Crimean War and whilst at the hospital barracks at Scutari, drastically reduced the mortality rate by imposing a strict discipline and high standards of sanitation. In 1859, she wrote 'Notes on Nursing', and in 1861 she founded St Thomas' School of Nursing in London.

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