Florence Nightingale by Hugh Small
Avenging Angel

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This study of the personality and achievements of Florence Nightingale is based on extensive research and unpublished material. She achieved fame for her leadership of a group of British nurses during the Crimean War, and afterwards she dedicated herself to promoting public health. Following a collapse at age 37, she remained bedridden for more than ten years and became one of history's most famous invalids. Hugh Small has produced a new and startling explanation of Florence Nightingale's actions, comparing the conflicting contemporary accounts of what really happened in her hospital at Scutari during the war and uncovering an official cover-up of a public health disaster for which Nightingale felt personally responsible.

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Hugh Small is now retired and living in North London.
Published September 1, 1998 by Constable. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Professional & Technical, Travel. Non-fiction

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In response to Hugh Small, I agreed with the argument he makes in Florence Nightingale: Avenging Angel that Nightingale was almost certainly not a sanitarian before she went to the Crimea, nor did she seem to realize that poor sanitation was killing so many soldiers in her hospital during the win...

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