The History of Nursing; talk by author and district nurse Louise Wyatt
Sunday 12 May
Louise will be reading an extract from the chapter ‘Lesser Known Nurses and Their Legacies’ from her book, A History of Nursing. This will be about Betsi Cadwaladr, a little-known Welsh nurse who was also in the Crimea with Nightingale.
Louise Wyatt is currently a practising District Nurse Sister in Bristol, combining both her professional career and her writing. Interested in history from an early age, Louise has, to date, written three local history books and A History of Nursing is her first foray into more general history. After completing her nurse training at the University of West of England and discovering the museum there, an interest in tracing nursing history back to its very roots became a project and then a book.