Item #003744 Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not. Florence NIGHTINGALE.
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.

Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not.

New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1860.

1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very Good. Item #003744

8vo (196 x 125 mm). 140, [4] pp., including publisher's advertisements at the end. Original blind-stamped red cloth, title in gilt on front cover, original yellow endpapers (covers spotted and stained, light wear to extremities, edges scuffed and bumpled, cloth at joints split and slightly frayed, spine ends chipped). Light even browning and some scattered pale foxing of text including title. ----

FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. "Defining nursing as 'helping the patient to live,' Nightingale 'introduced the modern standards of training and esprit de corps, and early grasped the idea that diseases are not 'separate entities, which must exist, like cats and dogs,' but altered conditions, qualitative disturbances of normal physiological processes, through which the patient is passing. While she did not know the bacterial theory of infectious diseases, she realized that absolute cleanliness, fresh air, pure water, light, and efficient drainage are the surest means of preventing them" (Garrison-Morton, History of Medicine, p. 773). "A disciple of the pioneer statistician Adolphe Quetelet, Nightingale supported all of her writings with statistical evidence; a chart on page 78 of the Notes shows the number of women employed as nurses in 1851-- some of them as young as five years of age!" (Norman 1600).
References: Norman 1600 (first edition); Bishop & Goldie, A Bio-Bibliography of Florence Nightingale 4(ii). - Visit our website to see more images!

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