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    "True nursing ignores infection, -except to prevent it." Florence Nightingale, 1860 Our reusable and sustainable face mask for adults was created by British designer Alison Gardiner. Made from cotton and featuring  adjustable ear loops, the mask provides a comfortable snug fit around the mouth. They should be washed after every wear and can be reused. 100% of profits from the sale of this item will support the Florence Nightingale Museum to stay open and help us preserve Nightingale's story and legacy.   Our exclusive 2020 bicentenary range has been designed exclusively for us by Alison Gardiner. The range features different nurses from Florence through to a modern day nurse and reflects the changes that have been made to nursing.
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    This book presents fresh analyses of unpublished, published and significant primary source material relevant to the medical aspects on the Eastern campaign of 1854-1856 – commonly called the Crimean War. The aim has been to produce an account based on robust evidence. The project began with no preconceptions but came to seriously question the contributions made by the talented and well-connected Florence Nightingale and the suitably-qualified Sanitary Commissioners. The latter had been sent by the government to investigate matters on the spot. This may prove an unexpected and possibly unsympathetic conclusion for some of Nightingale’s many admirers. Rigorously weighing the evidence, it is unmistakeably clear that there is very little proof that Nightingale and the Sanitary Commissioners significantly influenced the improvement in the health of the main Army in the Crimea. The principal problems were at the front, not in Turkey, and it was there that matters were gradually rectified, with the health of the troops beginning to improve during the early weeks of 1855. The historiography of the campaign has tended to concentrate on the catastrophic deterioration in the health of the Army during the first winter and the perceived incompetence of the heads of department. The contributions made by Nightingale and the Sanitary Commissioners have been greatly over-emphasised. As a consequence, the medical aspects of the war have been inaccurately portrayed in both academic works and popular culture. The author’s analyses should alter existing preconceptions or prejudices about what happened in Crimea and Turkey during those fateful war years. The ‘Victory over Disease’ took place in the Crimea, and not at Scutari – and this was not due to the contributions of any one person, or even a group of individuals. Rather it represented the involvement of many people in many walks of life who worked, possibly unwittingly, for a common purpose, and with such a gratifying result.
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    3D paper folding figure of Florence Nightingale All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.
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    Fanoos Cookie Cutter

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    Time to start baking with the Fanoos Cookie Cutter. Make cookies in the shape of Florence's lamp, a Turkish Fanoos. All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.
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    A guide to Florence's life and work by Kirsteen Nixon.
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    100% silk scarf inspired by designs in the museum All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.
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    This painted and leaded glass lancet' window panel was discovered in store in Guy's Hospital in 2017. The glass panel may have come from Riddel House- a nurse's home established for St. Thomas' Hospital and the Nightingale Training School. This glass portrait of Florence may have been the only surviving treasure from the home. The panel dates from the early 20th Century and is on display in the museum. Contains 60 sheets of lined paper. All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.
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