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Florence Nightingale and the Viceroys
Author: Patricia Mowbray

ISBN: 9781905791231
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 26 February 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24 x 3.18
This extraordinary biography reveals an aspect of Florence Nightingale's life that has been largely overlooked: her profound influence on health and welfare in India, on both rural life in the country and the conditions of soldiers sent out to serve in India during the high water mark of the British Empire. The depth and commitment Florence Nightingale applied to all the campaigns of her life, from her early zeal in encouraging reform of the Poor Laws, through her many and famous achievements in nursing during the Crimean War and her promotion of the establishment and development of the nursing profession and organising it into its modern form, was to continue in later years with her pursuit of health reform in India. Nightingale clung to her ambitions in the face of bitter opposition from her family and peers. They viewed her missionary vocation with horror from their positions of prestige and privilege. After her return from the Crimean War, she was the most famous woman in Victorian England, other than Queen Victoria herself, and was able to use the influence that both her popularity and social status brought to her to continue to have her wor...

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