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Florence Nightingale: A biography based on private papers and letters never before made public by Cecil Woodham-Smith (1951)


Hardcover in Good (G) condition. Please see our guide to book conditions for more details. No dust jacket. 

A special, shortened edition of the superb biography, Florence Nightingale.

Mrs. Woodham-Smith omits none of the drama and color of Florence Nightingale's life in this new edition, but gives special emphasis to her early years and career in nursing. The monumental achievements are presented in a much less detailed form than in the original version.

Brought up to be a charming, ineffectual lady of society, Florence Nightingale rebelled in young womanhood, entered the field of nursing in a time when it was considered a degraded, unworthy profession, spent hard years in the Crimea fighting for the welfare of the hospitalized British soldier, and then returned to continue her fight with officialdom for hospital reform and nursing education.

Based on papers just recently made public, Mrs. Woodham-Smith's book throws new light on a most important woman, and richly deserves the fine critical acclaim it has received in the adult edition.