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Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse

Most people know Florence Nightingale was a compassionate and legendary nurse, but they don’t know her full story. Nightingale is best known for her work during the Crimean War, when she vastly improved gruesome and deadly conditions and made nightly rounds to visit patients, becoming known around the world as the Lady with the Lamp. But her tireless and inspiring work continued after the war, and her modern methods in nursing became the defining standards still used today.

This riveting biography explores the exceptional life of a woman who defied the stifling conventions of Victorian society to pursue what was considered an undesirable vocation. Author Catherine Reef uses primary sources and archival photographs to create a vibrant and complex portrait of Nightingale and her influence on medicine.

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"[T]his complex portrait of the 'Lady with the Lamp' offers an insightful look into the remarkable life and work of Florence Nightingale and the times in which she lived.... [Her] legacy receives generous attention, but it is the other aspects of her life Reef covers that make this a complete, nuanced biography. A vividly written, richly layered portrait of a fascinating woman whose life and work influenced and inspired many." — Kirkus Reviews

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Recommended Age 12 and up
Author Catherine Reef
ISBN 0544535804
Publication Date Nov 8, 2016
Publisher Clarion Books
Language English