• 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.
  • This book presents fresh analyses of unpublished, published and significant primary source material relevant to the medical aspects on the Eastern campaign of 1854-1856 – commonly called the Crimean War.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.
  • Crimea

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    by Orlando Figes The Crimean War one of the fiercest battles in Russia's history, killing nearly a million men and completely redrawing the map of Europe. Pitting the Tsar's empire against an alliance of Britain, France and the Ottoman Empire, it was the first conflict to use photography, the telegraph and newspapers; a war over territory, from the Balkans to the Persian Gulf; a war of religion, driven by a fervent, populist belief by the Tsar and his ministers that it was Russia's task to rule all Orthodox Christians and control the Holy Land; it was the original 'total war'. Orlando Figes' vivid new book reinterprets this extraordinary conflict. Bringing to life ordinary soldiers in snow-filled trenches, surgeons on the battlefield and the haunted, fanatical figure of Tsar Nicholas himself, Crimea tells the human story of a tragic war. All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and it's work.
  • Keyring in the shape of Florence's fanoos lantern that she carried around Scutari Hospital. All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work. 
  • Comprehensive biography about Florence, written by Mark Bostridge
  • A guide to Florence's life and work by Kirsteen Nixon.
  • If you are a teacher or a parent whose child is learning about Florence, then this pack is for you! Based around the KS1 curriculum, this pack gives a good basis for learning all about Florence and the work she did in the classroom and at home. All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.
  • Paperback edition of Florence Nightingale: A Very Brief History by Lynn McDonald
  • Mary was a brave nurse. When a war started in the Crimea, she sails far across the sea to offer her help. Can she save the soldiers, even when the bullets at flying? All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.
  • Jimmy the Tortoise was a ward pet for the soldiers in Scutari Hospital. You can see him in the museum today! All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.
  • Contrary to popular images of Florence, this was the type of lamp she used on her rounds in Scutari Hospital. You can see an original lamp in the museum! This working replica of Florence's fanoos comes in a black presentation box with a provenance card. All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.
  • Our school goody bags are a perfect souvenir for your classes??time with Florence! Each goody bags contain a museum pencil, museum eraser and a postcard.   All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.?
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