• This book presents fresh analyses of unpublished, published and significant primary source material relevant to the medical aspects on the Eastern campaign of 1854-1856 – commonly called the Crimean War.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.
  • 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.   All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.
  • Small charm in the shape of a blood bag featuring the different blood types. Ideal for attaching to your bag, phone or keys!   All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.
  • The Bristol Stool Chart was created at the Bristol Royal Infirmary to divide human stools into seven categories as a form of clinical assessment. This humorous mug featuring the Bristol Stool chart would make a great gift for a doctor or nurse. All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.
  • Life in London's East End in the 1950s was tough. The brothels of Cable Street, the Kray brothers and gang warfare, the meths drinkers in the bombsites- this was the world Jennifer Worth entered when she became a midwife at the age of twenty-two. Babies were born in slum conditions, often with no running water. Funny, disturbing and moving, Call the Midwife brings to life a world that has now changed beyond measure.   All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its works.
  • 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.   All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.
  • 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.   All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.
  • These meds socks are a great gift idea for any nurse or medical professional! All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work  
  • 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.   All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.
  • Asclepius was the Greek god of medicine and his staff or rod intertwined with the snake has become a symbol for medicine and healthcare. This silver brooch can be worn with pride by anyone within the medical profession. All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.
  • Asclepius was the Greek god of medicine and his staff or rod intertwined with the snake has become a symbol for medicine and healthcare. These silver earrings would make a great gift for anyone in the medical profession. All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.
  • 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.   All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.?
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