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The Lady with the Lamp: The Story of Florence Nightingale

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"You, Florence! Become a nurse?" Dr. Fowler stares at the slim, elegant girl. "It won't take you long to change your mind- after you see a hospital ward. Come."

The horrible smell, the dark, stained walls, and the moans of dying patients on the care of coarse, uncaring ward-nurses, sicken Florence. But she forces herself to look.

"I will change all this," she vows, "if it ta
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Paperback, 191 pages
Published March 1970 by Scholastic Book Services
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Raye
Mar 14, 2015 Raye rated it really liked it
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I have been in another reading slump lately, and decided to try and read smaller books. The Lady with the Lamp is a super small book and I really enjoyed it.

I have no idea where this book came from. It has been sitting on my To Be Read shelf for years. I think my dad might have brought it home from work for me. I guess it really doesn’t matter where it came from.

I’ve been interested in learning more about Florence Nightingale for years but never got around to reading anything about her until now
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Ashley
Jun 15, 2012 Ashley rated it liked it
You, Florence! Become a nurse? Dr. Fowler stares at the slim, elegant girl. It won't take you long to change your mind - after you see a hospital ward. Come.

The horrible smell, the dark stained walls, and the moans of dying patients in the care of coarse, uncaring ward nurses, sicken Florence.

But she forces herself to look. I will change all this, she vows, if it takes me a lifetime!

Read how Florence Nightingale - the belle of Victorian Society - became a nurse, and turns the terrible "pest hous
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Melody
Dec 31, 2009 Melody rated it liked it
I can't remember if this is a re-read- but it must be. It's a Scholastic book published in 1970 and I was a fool for biographies, and spent every cent I had on books through the magical Scholastic order forms the teachers would pass out. On the other hand, I'm certain I would have remembered the stellar illustrations by Mort Kunstler.

This is the first time I've read a Nightinale bio as an adult. Florence sure was hemmed in by her times, and many of the situations described just made me sad. One
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