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The Nightingale Sisters: The Making of a Nurse in 1800's America [Paperback]

Rosalind Franklin
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1 April 2005 0951565583 978-0951565582
American Nurses in the early 1800's were for the most part drunks, illiterate and totally unreliable. Then inspired by Florence Nightingale's example in England, Bellevue Nurse Training School in New York came into being, changing the face of American Nursing. Well-to-do women in their hundreds flocked to train as nurses and gain a profession. This book talks about this era, giving details about nursing training at both Bellevue & its ‘Sister School’, Connecticut School for Nurses.

Personal accounts of Night Duty, Visiting Nurse's Tenement work, assisting surgeons in operating theatres and visiting the mental asylums of the day are given.

As this book contains referances to the pioneering work of Miss Florence Nightingale and gives British examples of nursing, those in the UK will find much in it to interest them.

British advice to the Americans included a list of a nurse's ideal qualities such as :

‘One who is accustomed to playing lawn tennis, who can ride, skate and row, makes the best material. If she can dance is a great advantage for graceful carriage is a thing to be cultivated.’

Containing seven rare engravings of Nursing, this book is a nostalgic treat for all nurses.


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  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Diggory Press (1 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0951565583
  • ISBN-13: 978-0951565582
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 15.2 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,847,362 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting reading 19 April 2005
Format:Paperback
This is not a 'heavy' historical book, it is very easy to read, and gives some very interesting accounts of British and American nursing during the 1800's. It talks quite a lot about Florence Nightingales' Influence on the Nursing Schools starting up in the USA.
I really liked the engravings, as well as the personal accounts given by nurses of their days and nights on duty. There is quite a lot of 1800's British nursing recruitment advice in there as well, which is very funny. Well recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting reading 19 April 2005
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Format:Paperback
This is not a 'heavy' historical book, it is very easy to read, and gives some very interesting accounts of American nursing during the 1800's. It talks quite a lot about Florence Nightingales' Influence on the Nursing Schools.

I really liked the engravings, as well as the personal accounts given by nurses during the 1800's of their days and nights on duty. Well recommended!
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