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Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer
Readers are informed and exhilarated by the story of Florence Nightingale, a brilliant pioneer who played a major role in making nursing the respected profession it is today. This sumptuously illustrated biography of nursing’s inspiring founder focuses on Nightingale’s mystic beliefs, her contributions to public health and infection control, and her trailblazing work in go ...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Spring House
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Read this for an exhibit I'm curating at work. I have absolutely LOVED learning about Nightingale. This book has fabulous illustrations, and has been a good introduction to Nightingale's life and work. I was caught by this biography for about the first half, and then it lost me when it got into Florence's politicking and reform after the Crimean War. Probably the first of several Nightingale biographies.