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Nightingale, Notes on Hospitals.

Nightingale, Notes on Hospitals.

Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Hospitals. Third Edition, Enlarged and for the most part Re-written. London, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green, 1863. 25.5 x 19 cm. ix, (2), 187 pages. Illustrated. Complete with all Plans, Maps, Fold-outs, Forms etc. – as stated in the ‘List of Plans’. Original dark brown textured cloth. Blind decorations on boards. Gilt title on spine. Professionally rebacked in 2019 using the original boards and spine. Very good condition. Some shelf wear, rubbing and bumping. Corners a little worn. Edges dust dulled. New dark end papers. Short closed tears to the two maps in the back. Small paper loss to Paris map – none affecting actual maps. Overall a very nice, bright, complete and clean copy of this rare publication.

From the Preface: ‘It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a Hospital that it should do the sick no harm. It is quite necessary, nevertheless, to lay down such a principle, because the actual mortality in hospitals…is very much higher than any calculation founded on the mortality of the same class of diseases among patients treated out of hospital would lead us to expect. [ ] In order to spread a knowledge of the progress already made, as well as of those principles which may now be considered as established, I have been asked to prepare the present [third] edition. In doing this, it has been necessary to re-write nearly the whole of it, and to make so many additions to the matter that it is in reality a new book. F.N.’

List of Folding Plans: 1. Hotel Dieu / 2. Netley Hospital / 3. Bucks Infirmary / 4. Laribosiere Hospital / 5. Vincennes Military / 6. Herbert Hospital, Woolwich / 7. Valetta Military / 8. Malta Poorhouse / 9. Malta Incurables / 10. Covalescent “Home” / 11. Lisbon Children’s.

Also two folded Plans [Maps] of London and Paris inserted at the end.

Also included is a folded ‘Hospital General Statistical Form’, and two folded Tables: ‘Surgical Operations Performed’ & ‘Mortality from Surgical Operations’. There are also multiple Illustrations in text.

Our price: EUR 3.500,-- 

Nightingale, Notes on Hospitals.
Nightingale, Notes on Hospitals.
Nightingale, Notes on Hospitals.
Nightingale, Notes on Hospitals.
Nightingale, Notes on Hospitals.
Nightingale, Notes on Hospitals.
Nightingale, Notes on Hospitals.

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