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By Florence Nightingale

The founding father of glossy nursing expressed her progressive principles of medical institution reform in those essays, released in 1859 and offered the former 12 months on the Social technology Congress. throughout the Crimean conflict, Florence Nightingale completed renown because the woman with the Lamp, the tireless caretaker of wounded infantrymen. later on, Nightingale searched Europe for ideas to aid the military increase its health facility care. This record of her findings and recommendations had a profound impact at the scientific group and reestablished the writer as a world healthcare authority.
Despite the advances in scientific wisdom on the grounds that Nightingale's period, her common sense method maintains to shape an outstanding starting place for nursing. In those essays she voices the significance of hygiene―fresh air and water, cleanliness, right drainage, and considerable light―as good as ongoing attention for sufferers' emotions. Nightingale's skill to successfully articulate her principles inspired her contemporaries and maintains to steer smooth readers. This quantity serves as a better half to Nightingale's vintage of nursing literature, Notes on Nursing: What it's, and What it's Not.

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Nurses' rooms. 3. Medical do. ) 6. Do. abandoned is shown in future. in Woolwich. Fig. 7, In this Another form of part of the Wards A A. this arrangement old Marine Hospital example there Fig. kitchens. is 7. of old Marine Hospital, Woolwich. Wards. at no provision for b. Interior passage. ; DEFECTS IN EXISTING HOSPITAL PLANS. ventilation 39 worthy of the name, and the wards are so arranged that the sick must of necessity be suppHed with common foul air. Having Windows. the — more than Two Rows of Beds between the In the double wards, or wards back to back, of new part of Guy's, of King's College, and of the Fever Hospital, this arrangement seen.

Object, surely it is more If medical instructive schools among are the for students to watch DEFECTS IN EXISTING HOSPITAL PLANS. 27 the recovery fronij rather than the lingering in, sickness. Twice the number of cases notice in a hospital in which the sick recovered would be brought under their in half the time necessary in another. According to all analogy, the duration of cases, the chances against complete recovery, and, as has been shown, the rate of mortality, must be greater in town than in country hospitals.

It was at Scutari Nor was it even so high as this in the small Balaclava General Hospital, which had part of its sick placed wooden in detached in the well-ventilated detached huts While huts. of the Castle Hospital, on the heights above Balaclava, exposed to the sea breeze, at a subsequent period, the mortality reach three per cent. It is among the wounded did not not to fhe comparative healthi- ness of these small hospitals, however, that we appeal, as the only proof of the danger of surface over-crowding.

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