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Notes on Hospitals
Being Two Papers Read before the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science, at Liverpool, in October 1858

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  • Date Published: July 2013
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108064415

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  • Returning from the Crimea, Florence Nightingale (1820–1910) used her experience of army medicine to ameliorate civilian nursing care. She was appalled by the conditions she found, affirming that the first requirement of a hospital was that 'it should do the sick no harm'. Problems such as overcrowding and damp, in addition to lack of ventilation and proper sanitation, contributed to high mortality rates. Nightingale's belief that such suffering was preventable was seen as revolutionary. In 1859 she published her two most influential works, Notes on Nursing (also reissued in this series) and Notes on Hospitals. This collection contains the two papers she presented to the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science in 1858. Also included, from 1857, is her evidence to the royal commission on the British army's sanitary conditions. Three illustrated articles on hospital design, published in The Builder in 1858, form an appendix to the work.

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    • Date Published: July 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108064415
    • length: 128 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 8 mm
    • weight: 0.17kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Two papers read before the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science in October 1858
    Evidence given before the Royal Commission on the sanitary state of the army
    Three articles reprinted from The Builder.

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