Nursing & Midwifery

Nightingale School Centenary Brochure, 1960

Display No. 145

This brochure commemorates the centenary of the Nightingale Training School for Nurses and shows patients outside at St Thomas’ Hospital, near the Thames. This image highlights an embedded philosophy in Nightingale’s teachings about fresh air and its importance in aiding recovery.

Brochure. Florence Nightingale Museum Collection

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Nightingale is respected worldwide for her pioneering role in developing the nursing profession, her statistical work, and her evidence-based approach to healthcare. In honour of her bicentenary the World Health Organisation have named 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

In our special exhibition, you will find out about objects, people and places which tell interesting stories about Florence’s life and legacy. You’ll discover artefacts from her life, people she both inspired and challenged, and places she helped to shape. There’s many more insights too!

Please click on the different sections of her famous coxcomb diagram to explore various aspects of her life and legacy. We hope you enjoy exploring!