Is Medicine Still Good For Us? A primer for the 21st Century
Is Medicine Still Good For Us? A primer for the 21st Century

Is Medicine Still Good For Us?

The sophistication of modern medicine is an exceptional feat in which many of us benefit from unpredcidented levels of care. Yet medical progress comes at a price: resistance to anti-biotics, ever-mutating superbugs and the unintended yet devasating consequence of prescribing opiates are all part of today’s medical landscape. Is the natural human experience being over ‘medicalized’ as we seek pharmaceutical remedies for every kind of suffering? Are its astronomical costs furthering global inequality? Where has modern medicine failed us and how does it need to change? This inclusive volumes interogates the economics and ethics of modern practices and the impact they have on our lives.

 

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Stained Glass Window Panel
Stained Glass Window Panel

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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Florence Nightingale Wooden Postcard
Florence Nightingale Wooden Postcard

Wooden postcard featuring a print of the Ladybird book on Florence Nightingale.

 

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The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction
The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

This concise and accessible Very Short Introduction takes the reader on a tour through the history of medicine from classical times to the present.

Focusing on the key turning points in the history of Western medicine – such as the advent of hospitals and the rise of experimental medicine, Bill Bynum offers insights into medicine’s past, while at the same time engaging with contemporary issues, discoveries, and controversies.

 

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The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story
The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story

Christine Watson was a nurse for twenty years. Taking us from birth to death, from A&E to the mortuary, here is her astonishing, heartwarming account of a professional defined by acts of car, compassion and kindness.

 

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This Is Going To Hurt
This Is Going To Hurt

97-hour weeks. Life and death decisions.

A constant tsunami of bodily fluids.

And the hospital parking meter earns more than you.

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor.

Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay’s dairies provide a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn’t – about life on and off the hospital ward.

 

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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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Confessions of a Male Nurse
Confessions of a Male Nurse

From stampeding nudes to inebriated teenagers, Michael Alexander never knew what he was getting himself into. But now, sixteen years since he first launched into his nursing career – as the only man on a gynaecology ward – he’s pretty much had to deal with everything…

Body parts that came off in his hands.

Teenagers with phantom pregnancies.

Doctors unable to tell the difference between their left and right.

Violent drunks.

Singing relatives.

Sexism.

… and more nudity than the sex industry.

 

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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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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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Florence Nightingale Pitkin Guide
Florence Nightingale Pitkin Guide

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

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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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Sticky Notes First Aid Book
Sticky Notes First Aid Book

Quirky medical sticky notes.

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Scutari Hospital Pen-Exclusive
Scutari Hospital Pen-Exclusive

A quirky gift for a Florence fan!

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Vlad and the Florence Nightingale Adventure Activity Book
Vlad and the Florence Nightingale Adventure Activity Book

Written by Kate Cunningham and illustrated by Sam Cunningham.

In 1854 Vlad the flea and Loxton the rat were enjoying the rotten food and dirt in Scutari Hospital. Their lives were turned upside down by the arrival of Florence Nightingale and her tortoise Jimmy. They know a lot about Florence and her work, but how much do you know?

Find out about Florence Nightingale through puzzles and games and learn how to people with basic first aid skills.

 

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