Florence Nightingale at First Hand
Florence Nightingale at First Hand

Florence Nightingale is one of the most famous figures in modern history. Yet much of what we know of her emanates from unreliable second-hand accounts and from a mid-reading of the primary sources. Florence Nightingale at First Hand, by Lynn McDonald, editor of Nightingale’s Collected Works and the world’s foremost Nightingale authority, aims to put this right. This is a book that reports what Florence Nightingale said and did, based on her writing, of which a massive amount survives, scattered in over two hundred archives throughout the world. Published to commemorate the centenary of Nightingale’s death, McDonald’s study presents a Florence Nightingale for the twenty-first century, as an author of great style and wit, a systems thinker and pioneering public health reformer – the heroine and nurse were only the start.

 

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Florence Nightingale Gin Coaster- Exclusive
Florence Nightingale Gin Coaster- Exclusive

‘A Little Gin Would Be More Popular’- this glass coaster is the perfect place to put down your gin glass!

Features Florence’s quote and her signature.

 

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Florence Nightingale Teacher/ Family Pack
Florence Nightingale Teacher/ Family Pack

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.

 

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Women: Our History
Women: Our History

Have you ever wondered why history books are full of men? And what women were doing at the time? Women: Our History surveys the lives of women across centuries and continents. It examines the often overlooked roles they played, and brings you face to face with the pioneers and rule-breakers who dared to be different. From warrior queens to astronauts, women’s suffrage to the sexual revolution, this is the other side of history.

 

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Magnet Set- Exclusive
Magnet Set- Exclusive

Set of four Florence magnets featuring images from her life and her quotes.

 

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Stained Glass Postcard -Exclusive
Stained Glass Postcard -Exclusive

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.

 

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Signature Ruler- Exclusive
Signature Ruler- Exclusive

15cm acrylic ruler featuring Florence’s signature.

 

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Stained Glass Magnetic Bookmark-Exclusive
Stained Glass Magnetic Bookmark-Exclusive

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.

 

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A History of Nursing
A History of Nursing

A History of Nursing explores the history of nursing by investigating the earliest records of the caring profession, how it progressed and what established it along the way to becoming the nursing we see today. It starts at the beginning of the story –  how, once upon a time, all we had to depend on was Mother Nature.

Over time, education and standards improved for the safety, development and governance of the profession. Not everything was plain sailing and the book introduces lesser-known people who made this possible, sometimes at great cost to themselves, and the effect military nursing had on the nineteenth century in turning nursing from religious principles to the secular standards we see today.

How did nursing go from being knowledge handed down through ancient scripts, folklore and sometimes by accident, to the degree-level, accountable practice of modern times? And why do nurses not wear hats anymore? A History of Nursing answers all these questions and more.

 

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Nurse Regulations Tea Towel- Exclusive
Nurse Regulations Tea Towel- Exclusive

The Nightingale Training School opened its doors in July 1860 at St. Thomas’ Hospital. All probationers need to read and write and be able to learn at least some rudimentary Latin to administer medicines. The Nightingale approach to training focused on dedication and discipline.

This tea towel features the Regulations, dating from 1860, that the probationers would have had to have followed.

 

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Entrance Ticket- Child
Entrance Ticket- Child

Give someone the experience of visiting the Florence Nightingale Museum in London and find out how she became famous as the Lady with the Lamp!

One child entry. No copies accepted.

Under 16s.

 

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Entrance Ticket- Concession
Entrance Ticket- Concession

Give someone the experience of visiting the Florence Nightingale Museum in London and find out how she became famous as the Lady with the Lamp!

One Concession entry. No copies accepted.

Concessions include: over 65’s, disabled, and Job Seekers Allowances (with valid ID)

 

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Entrance Ticket- Student
Entrance Ticket- Student

Give someone the experience of visiting the Florence Nightingale Museum in London and find out how she became famous as the Lady with the Lamp!

One Student entry- with valid ID . No copies accepted.

 

 

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Entrance Ticket- Family
Entrance Ticket- Family

Give someone the experience of visiting the Florence Nightingale Museum in London and find out how she became famous as the Lady with the Lamp!

One family entry. No copies accepted.

For two adults and up to four children.

 

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Stained Glass Round Window Decoration-Exclusive
Stained Glass Round Window Decoration-Exclusive

The 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 may be the only surviving treasure from the home.

 

This hand painted glass window decoration is framed with traditional stained glass lead and hung with trace chain.

 

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Scutari Ward Scene Tea Towel-Exclusive
Scutari Ward Scene Tea Towel-Exclusive

This 100% cotton tea towel features the image of ‘Florence Nightingale in the Military Hospital in Scutari’.

Features a looped hook to hang the tea towel.

 

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Nightingale Badge Greeting Card-Exclusive
Nightingale Badge Greeting Card-Exclusive

This Nightingale badge was awarded to Nurse Eleanor Ferry, in 1940. The badge was badly damaged during a bomb attack on St. Thomas’ Hospital in September 1940. Nurse ferry had her uniform blown off during the bombing but returned to rescue the badge.

The square card features the Nightingale Training school badge on a white background.

 

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Notes on Hospitals
Notes on Hospitals

The founder of modern nursing expressed her revolutionary ideas of hospital reform in these two essays, published in 1859 and presented the previous year at the Social Science Congress. During the Crimean War, Florence Nightingale achieved renown as The Lady with the Lamp, the tireless caretaker of wounded soldiers. Afterward, Nightingale searched Europe for innovations to help the army improve its hospital care. This report of her findings and suggestions had a profound effect on the medical community and reestablished the author as an international healthcare authority.

Despite the advances in medical knowledge since Nightingale’s era, her common-sense approach continues to form a solid foundation for nursing. In these essays she voices the importance of hygiene―fresh air and water, cleanliness, proper drainage, and ample light―as well as ongoing consideration for patients’ feelings. Nightingale’s ability to effectively articulate her ideas impressed her contemporaries and continues to influence modern readers. This volume serves as a companion to Nightingale’s classic of nursing literature, Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not.

 

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Nightingale Badge Paperweight-Exclusive
Nightingale Badge Paperweight-Exclusive

Nightingale badges were awarded to nurses at the end of their training at the Nightingale Training School at St. Thomas’ Hospital from 1925-1992. The bright blue colour of the enamel was inspired by the ribbon of the Order of Merit awarded to Florence Nightingale in 1907.

This paperweight features the Nightingale Training School Badge in it’s centre.

 

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Signature Gift Pen-Exclusive
Signature Gift Pen-Exclusive

This black pen features Florence’s signature and comes in a gift box.

Match with our Signature Journal for a great gift idea.

 

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Nightingale Badge Keyring-Exclusive
Nightingale Badge Keyring-Exclusive

Nightingale badges were awarded to nurses at the end of their training at the Nightingale Training School at St. Thomas’ Hospital from 1925-1992. The bright blue colour of the enamel was inspired by the ribbon of the Order of Merit awarded to Florence Nightingale in 1907.

This sturdy metal keyring features the badge that was awarded to Nurse Barbara Benning in 1925.

 

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Stained Glass Window Decoration-Exclusive
Stained Glass Window Decoration-Exclusive

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.

High quality ‘Stained Glass’ self-cling window decoration.

 

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Stained Glass Shopper Pad-Exclusive
Stained Glass Shopper Pad-Exclusive

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.

 

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Stained Glass Keyring-Exclusive
Stained Glass Keyring-Exclusive

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.

This sturdy metal keyring shows the window against a black background and will be a great addition to any Florence fan’s keys.

 

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Stained Glass Magnet-Exclusive
Stained Glass Magnet-Exclusive

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.

This oblong magnet features the window against a black background and makes a great souvenir from the museum.

 

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Florence Portrait Magnet-Exclusive
Florence Portrait Magnet-Exclusive

This photograph of Florence dates from 18th July 1861 and was taken by H. Lenthall.

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Florence Nightingale Pitkin Guide
Florence Nightingale Pitkin Guide

A guide to Florence’s life and work by Kirsteen Nixon.

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Embley Magnet-Exclusive
Embley Magnet-Exclusive

A great souvenir of your visit to the Florence Nightingale Museum.

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Signature Journal-Exclusive
Signature Journal-Exclusive

Why not get yourself a journal just like Florence’s?

This grey, hardback journal features Florence’s signature on the front and spine, lined paper inside and a smart black ribbon to hold your place.

 

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Signature Pencil-Exclusive
Signature Pencil-Exclusive

Exclusive silver Florence Nightingale signature pencil.

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Florence Nightingale: A Very Brief History
Florence Nightingale: A Very Brief History

Paperback edition of Florence Nightingale: A Very Brief History by Lynn McDonald

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Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse
Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse

Hard back copy of Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse by Catherine Reef

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Entrance Ticket- Adult
Entrance Ticket- Adult

Give someone the experience of visiting the Florence Nightingale Museum in London and find out how she became famous as the Lady with the Lamp!

 

One adult entry. No copies accepted.

 

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Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not

“My heart always sinks within me when I hear the good housewife, of every class, say ‘I assure you the bed is well slept in: and I can only hope it is not true. What? Is the bed already saturated with somebody else’s damp before my patient comes to exhale in it his own damp? Has it not had a single chance to be aired? No, not one. ‘It has been slept in every night.’”

From the best know work of Florence Nightingale, the originator and founder of modern nursing, comes a collection of notes that 0ayed an important part of the much needed revolution in the field of nursing. For the first time it was brought to the attention of those caring for the sick that their responsibilities covered not only the administration of medicines and the application of poultices, but the proper use of fresh air, light, warmth, cleanliness, quiet and the proper selection and administration of diet. Miss Nightingale is outspoken on these subjects as well as on other factors that she considers essential to good nursing. But, whatever her topic, her main concern and attention is always on the patient and his needs.

 

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Florence Nightingale Biography
Florence Nightingale Biography

Comprehensive biography about Florence, written by Mark Bostridge

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Athena the Owl Finger Puppet
Athena the Owl Finger Puppet

Athena the owl finger puppet

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