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We are delighted to officially launch this definitive guide of the life and ground-breaking achievements of arguably one of the most famous nurses in history, Florence Nightingale. This guide is a joint venture between the Florence Nightingale Museum and the Florence Nightingale Foundation, which is all the more poignant as this year is the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale's birth. To mark this very special anniversary, the World Health Organization have designated 2020 as Year of the Nurse and Midwife and this guide is the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate the career of such as illustrious individual as Florence. All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity and its work.
Florence Nightingale is known as 'The Lady with the Lamp', who travelled to Scutari to nurse the soldiers fighting in the Crimean War. But she stayed there less than two years, she spent more than half her life in London, and she lived until the age of 90. So, what else did she do, and where else did she go? Why did Florence's father change his name to Nightingale? Who found Athena the Owl in Mayfair? How many nurses went with Florence to Scutari? Was Florence married? Where did Florence buy her perfume? Did Florence ever go to India? What and where is the Nightingale Jewel? With this book you will be able to discover the answers to these questions and many more.