Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj

Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj

Based on primary sources from both Britain and India, particularly her own correspondence and articles, this book tells Florence Nightingale's story through her own words, whilst simultaneously placing it in the wider historical context.

Author: Jharna Gourlay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138258547

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Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj presents in detail Nightingale's involvement with India and Indians, and shows how she progressed from being concerned with the narrow sphere of army sanitation to the socio-economic condition of the whole of India. Despite her interest in the country, Florence Nightingale never actually visited India, yet she still managed to instigate and inspire a number of sanitary and social reforms there. Starting in 1857 with army sanitation she had by the end of her involvement with India in 1896 shifted her attention to such social issues as village sanitation and female education. In between she was involved with the development of hospitals, irrigation, famine relief, the land tenure system in Bengal, urban sanitation, and female nursing. In Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj, Jharna Gourlay covers all these aspects of Florence Nightingale¿s work, tracing her political involvement and her growing awareness of Indian problems, showing how she gradually moved from an imperialist position to one advocating power sharing with Indians. Her story is also one of how a private individual without official position, moreover a woman in a patriarchal society, could influence government policy and public opinion on matters of immense importance. Based on primary sources from both Britain and India, particularly her own correspondence and articles, this book tells Florence Nightingale¿s story through her own words, whilst simultaneously placing it in the wider historical context. As such it will prove a fascinating and illuminating study for a wide range of scholars interested in nineteenth century imperialist, medical, gender and social history.
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Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj

Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj

I may mention that I did not go to pay respect to Miss Nightingale till I got a very kind and pressing letter from her asking to see me.83 Gokhale's encounter with Florence in 1897 was a short one with an unhappy ending for him.

Author: Jharna Gourlay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351936316

Category: History

Page: 320

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Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj presents in detail Nightingale's involvement with India and Indians, and shows how she progressed from being concerned with the narrow sphere of army sanitation to the socio-economic condition of the whole of India. Despite her interest in the country, Florence Nightingale never actually visited India, yet she still managed to instigate and inspire a number of sanitary and social reforms there. Starting in 1857 with army sanitation she had by the end of her involvement with India in 1896 shifted her attention to such social issues as village sanitation and female education. In between she was involved with the development of hospitals, irrigation, famine relief, the land tenure system in Bengal, urban sanitation, and female nursing. In Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj, Jharna Gourlay covers all these aspects of Florence Nightingale’s work, tracing her political involvement and her growing awareness of Indian problems, showing how she gradually moved from an imperialist position to one advocating power sharing with Indians. Her story is also one of how a private individual without official position, moreover a woman in a patriarchal society, could influence government policy and public opinion on matters of immense importance. Based on primary sources from both Britain and India, particularly her own correspondence and articles, this book tells Florence Nightingale’s story through her own words, whilst simultaneously placing it in the wider historical context. As such it will prove a fascinating and illuminating study for a wide range of scholars interested in nineteenth century imperialist, medical, gender and social history.
Categories: History

Florence Nightingale on Health in India

Florence Nightingale on Health in India

Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj. Aldershot, Hants: Ashgate 2003. Hall, Henry L. The Colonial Ofjice: A History. London: Longmans, Green 1937. Harrison, Mark. Public Health in British India: Anglo-Indian Preventive ...

Author: Florence Nightingale

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9780889204683

Category: History

Page: 1024

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Florence Nightingale is famous as the ""lady with the lamp"" in the Crimean War, 1854-56. There is a massive amount of literature on this work, but, as editor Lynn McDonald shows, it is often erroneous, and films and press reporting on it have been even less accurate. The Crimean War reports on Nightingale's correspondence from the war hospitals and on the staggering amount of work she did post-war to ensure that the appalling death rate from disease (higher than that from bullets) did not recur. This volume contains much on Nightingale's efforts to achieve real reforms. He.
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Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale

Quoted in Gourlay, Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj, 52. 'Our great want': Sir John Lawrence to FN, 6 May 1864. BL 45777/33. 'the greatest figure': FN to Sir John Lawrence, 26 December 1864. BL 45777/49.

Author: Mark Bostridge

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141930800

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 704

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Winner of the Elizabeth Longford prize for Historical Biography 'Engrossing' Claire Tomalin / 'Superb' Sunday Times / 'A triumph' Daily Mail Whether honoured and admired or criticized and ridiculed, Florence Nightingale has invariably been misrepresented and misunderstood. As the Lady with the Lamp, ministering to the wounded and dying of the Crimean War, she offers an enduring image of sentimental appeal and one that is permanently lodged in our national consciousness. But the awesome scale of her achievements over the course of her 90 years is infinitely more troubling - and inspiring - than this mythical simplification. From her tireless campaigning and staggering intellectual abilities to her tortured relationship with her sister and her distressing medical condition, this vivid and immensely readable biography draws on a wealth of unpublished material and previously unseen family papers, disentangling the myth from the reality and reinvigorating with new life one of the most iconic figures in modern British history. 'Enthralling' Guardian 'Excellent' Spectator 'Hugely readable' Lancet 'Gripping and faultless' Observer, Books of the Year 'Remarkable. A subtle, scholarly and immensely readable portrait. Scrupulous, thoughtful and clear-eyed. A masterly achievement' Financial Times 'It will not be superseded for generations to come' Sunday Telegraph
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Florence Nightingale on Social Change in India

Florence Nightingale on Social Change in India

Collected Works of Florence Nightingale Florence Nightingale Lynn McDonald, rard Vall&#233. [8.] Lord Dufferin [1884-88]. ... 15 Gourlay, Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj 254-74. Through the second royal commission ''the ...

Author: Lynn McDonald

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9780889204959

Category: History

Page: 952

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This volume shows the shift of focus that occurred during Florence Nightingale's 40-plus years of work on public health in India. It documents her concrete proposals for self-government, especially at the municipal level, and the encouragement of leading Indian nationals themselves.
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Florence Nightingale at Home

Florence Nightingale at Home

An exception is Jharna Gourlay, Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2003). 4. Nightingale, Note on the Aboriginal Races of Australia: A Paper Read at the Annual Meeting of the National ...

Author: Paul Crawford

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030465346

Category: History

Page: 263

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Homes can be both comforting and troubling places. This timely book proposes a new understanding of Florence Nightingale’s experiences of domestic life and how ideas of home influenced her writings and pioneering work. From her childhood homes in Derbyshire and Hampshire, she visited the poor sick in their cottages. As a young woman, feeling imprisoned at home, she broke free to become a woman of action, bringing home comforts to the soldiers in the Crimean War and advising the British population on the home front how to create healthier, contagion-free homes. Later, she created Nightingale Homes for nursing trainees and acted as mother-in-chief to her extended family of nurses. These efforts, inspired by her Christian faith and training in human care from religious houses, led to major changes in professional nursing and public health, as Nightingale strove for homely, compassionate care in Britain and around the world. Shedid most of this work from her bed after contracting the debilitating illness, brucellosis, in the Crimea, turning her various private homes into offices and ‘households of faith’. In the year of the bicentenary of her birth, she remains as relevant as ever, achieving an astonishing cultural afterlife.
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Florence Nightingale At First Hand

Florence Nightingale At First Hand

'I have Done my Duty': Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War 1854–1856. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1987. Gourlay, Jharna. Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj. Aldershot Hants: Ashgate, 2003. Hardy, Gwen.

Author: Lynn McDonald

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441166715

Category: History

Page: 224

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Florence Nightingale is one of the most famous figures in modern history. Yet much of what we know of her emanates from unreliable second-hand accounts, and from a misreading of the primary sources. Florence Nightingale at First Hand by Lynn McDonald, editor of Nightingale's Collected Works, and the world's foremost Nightingale authority, aims to put this right. This is a book which reports what Florence Nightingale said and did, based on her writing, of which a massive amount survives, scattered in over two hundred archives throughout the world. Published to commemorate the centenary of Nightingale's death, McDonald's study presents a Florence Nightingale for the twenty-first century, as an author of great style and wit, a systems thinker and pioneering public health reformer - the heroine and nurse were only the start.
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Nursing History Review Volume 14 2006

Nursing History Review  Volume 14  2006

Florence Nightingale on Public Health Care covers many nursing issues, some of which will be further addressed in upcoming ... Gourlay's Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj presents, in detail, Nightingale's involvement with ...

Author: Patricia D’Antonio, RN, PhD, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826114990

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Nursing History Review, an annual peer-reviewed publication of the American Association for the History of Nursing, is a showcase for the most significant current research on nursing history. Regular sections include scholarly articles, over a dozen book reviews of the best publications on nursing and health care history that have appeared in the past year, and a section abstracting new doctoral dissertations on nursing history. Historians, researchers, and individuals fascinated with the rich field of nursing will find this an important resource.
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Maladies of Empire

Maladies of Empire

For an overview of how Nightingale's opinion of India evolved from an imperialist position to one of arguing for Indians to gain more power, see Jharna Gourlay, Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, ...

Author: Jim Downs

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674249882

Category: Science

Page: 320

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A sweeping global history that looks beyond European urban centers to show how slavery, colonialism, and war propelled the development of modern medicine. Most stories of medical progress come with ready-made heroes. John Snow traced the origins of London’s 1854 cholera outbreak to a water pump, leading to the birth of epidemiology. Florence Nightingale’s contributions to the care of soldiers in the Crimean War revolutionized medical hygiene, transforming hospitals from crucibles of infection to sanctuaries of recuperation. Yet histories of individual innovators ignore many key sources of medical knowledge, especially when it comes to the science of infectious disease. Reexamining the foundations of modern medicine, Jim Downs shows that the study of infectious disease depended crucially on the unrecognized contributions of nonconsenting subjects—conscripted soldiers, enslaved people, and subjects of empire. Plantations, slave ships, and battlefields were the laboratories in which physicians came to understand the spread of disease. Military doctors learned about the importance of air quality by monitoring Africans confined to the bottom of slave ships. Statisticians charted cholera outbreaks by surveilling Muslims in British-dominated territories returning from their annual pilgrimage. The field hospitals of the Crimean War and the US Civil War were carefully observed experiments in disease transmission. The scientific knowledge derived from discarding and exploiting human life is now the basis of our ability to protect humanity from epidemics. Boldly argued and eye-opening, Maladies of Empire gives a full account of the true price of medical progress.
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Notes on Nightingale

Notes on Nightingale

Jharna Gourlay, Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj (Burlington, Va.: Ashgate, 2003); Gérard Vallée, ed., Florence Nightingale on Health in India, in Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, ed. Lynn McDonald, vol.

Author: Sioban Nelson

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801460241

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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Florence Nightingale remains an inspiration to nurses around the world for her pioneering work treating wounded British soldiers during the Crimean War; authorship of Notes on Nursing, the foundational text for nursing practice; establishment of the world's first nursing school; and advocacy for the hygienic treatment of patients and sanitary design of hospitals. In Notes on Nightingale, nursing historians and scholars offer their valuable reflections on Nightingale and analysis of her role in the profession a century after her death on 13 August 1910 and 150 years since the Nightingale School of Nursing (now the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King's College, London) opened its doors to probationers at St Thomas' Hospital. There is a great deal of controversy about Nightingale—opinions about her life and work range from blind worship to blanket denunciation. The question of Nightingale and her place in nursing history and in contemporary nursing discourse is a topic of continuing interest for nursing students, teachers, and professional associations. This book offers new scholarship on Nightingale's work in the Crimea and the British colonies and her connection to the emerging science of statistics, as well as valuable reevaluations of her evolving legacy and the surrounding myths, symbolism, and misconceptions.
Categories: Medical