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By Dr. Victor Skretkowicz PhD

''With the 2010 ebook of Dr. Victor Skretkowicz's Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing (Revised with Additions) in Florence Nightingale's (1920-1910) centenary 12 months, nurses and others will realize this notable girl whose commitment and backbone helped to form the process sleek international healthcare and holistic and indispensable relationship-centered care.''

-Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN overseas Co-Director, Nightingale Initiative for international future health Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and Arlington, Virginia

Simultaneously witty, scathing, and anecdotal, Florence Nightingale's ''Notes on Nursing'' may be the main influential paintings on nursing during the international. For years, the various versions of this seminal paintings have wondered students in addition to readers. Now, Dr. Skretkowicz units the historic checklist instantly. This quantity comprises the annotated and unabridged July 1860 variation [the ''Library general Edition''] of Notes on Nursing, the 1868 version of Notes on Nursing [for the Labouring Classes], and extra manuscripts written through Nightingale in 1875 that she was once by no means capable of post.

Beautifully sure in fake leather-based with an ornamental ribbon, this commemorative quantity makes an ideal reward for any nurse and is a must have for all nursing libraries and researchers. the hot variation offers Nightingale's unabridged variation in its unique shape for the first actual time due to the fact its book in July 1860. including the 1868 variation and the 1875 manuscripts, the booklet offers cutting-edge expert readership with the closest attainable ''authoritative, entire, and unexpurgated'' model of ''one of the simplest promoting, globally circulated texts of the 19th century.''

Key Features:

  • Complete with Dr. Skretkowicz's personal professional remark and annotations
  • Describes the variation types of the texts within the contexts in their social and cultural historical past
  • Presents a few of Nightingale's unique passages that remained unpublished for greater than a hundred years
  • Provides reactions and observation from Nightingale's contemporaries

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101). The other passage, which in the manuscript drafts of the Library Standard edition had mentioned Mrs. Gamp, disappears as well. ” This category being both too restrictive and too overtly against the class bias toward which this revision is directed, both paragraphs became superfluous to the requirements of the laboring classes edition. In order to get what she wanted into a much-contracted space, Nightingale tried to moderate her self-consciously literary pretensions. She simplified some of her arguments, reduced some of the less than objective passages, and eliminated some of the difficult ones.

In the body of his text, Cook again gives the price as five shillings, but goes on to state that “15,000 copies were sold in a month, and a cheaper edition at 2s. ”21 The only possible source for Cook’s figure of 15,000 copies, together with a price of five shillings, is Nightingale’s letter to Sutherland, printed above. This letter was written not one, but two months after publication. Nowhere does it refer to numbers actually sold as opposed to published. No “cheaper edition at 2s. quickly followed”: the original sold at that price.

The second warns particularly of the sale of substandard and diluted milk, and prepared baby foods (see below, p. 417). The third concerns the “stomach habits which make our race degenerate” (below, p. 427): “Is there any wonder,” she asks, “that, between smoking & drinking, boys & girls (who are going to be fathers & mothers) destroy first their own constitutions,” then pass them on to their children? There is no question in her mind who must shoulder most of the blame: “It is the fault of drinking: it is the fault of tobacco: it is the fault of mothers .

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