Category: Writing

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

A Small Corner of a Forgotten Landscape

A Small Corner of a Forgotten Landscape

Northwick, in South Gloucestershire, was first mentioned in the Cartularium Saxonicum of 955 A.D. as Norowican.  Wic/Wick meant dairy farm.  It is in an ecological sensitive area with masses of history and archaeological evidence showing how the salt marshes leading down to the Severn Estuary have been utilised by peoples over millenia.  The area has … Continue reading A Small Corner of a Forgotten Landscape

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!