Category: Nursing

#YearoftheNurseandMidwife2020 – What was the Illness that Florence Nightingale Suffered after the Crimea?

    It is much documented about Nightingale's state of health after her return from the Crimea War (which, despite being ill, she had refused to leave until the last soldier had returned home).  Emaciated and depressed, this was not the vibrant, intelligent woman who had left England to go to the Crimea. Whilst researching … Continue reading #YearoftheNurseandMidwife2020 – What was the Illness that Florence Nightingale Suffered after the Crimea?

Early Hospitals – Quote from A History of Nursing

  As early as the fourth century AD, an early hospital called a xenodochium (also known as xenodocheion) was established by Basil of Caesarea, also known as Saint Basil the Great (c AD 329/330 – c379). In A History of Nursing (1907), Nutting and Dock note that due to an urgent need to care for … Continue reading Early Hospitals – Quote from A History of Nursing

Inside History Magazine – a new history mag coming out

Inside History Magazine – a new history mag coming out

There has been a lot of hard work gone into this launch, the first edition theme being medicine and surgery.  Some awesome books in there including Victorian surgery and behind the scenes at a Victorian circus freak show.  Oh, and of course, myself 🙂   There will also be articles on Plague Doctors, Galen and Florence … Continue reading Inside History Magazine – a new history mag coming out

A History of Nursing with Louisa May Alcott & Sharon Bennett Connolly!

I've never had a Foreword before! Many thanks to author and historian Sharon Bennett Connolly whose paperback, Heroines of the Medieval World, is also out tomorrow (Image ©Louise Wyatt)   Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888) was a nurse before she was an author, albeit for a very short time - one month to be … Continue reading A History of Nursing with Louisa May Alcott & Sharon Bennett Connolly!