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Miss Loane, Florence Nightingale, and District Nursing in Late Victorian Britain

Miss Loane, Florence Nightingale, and District Nursing in Late Victorian Britain Miss Loane, Florence Nightingale, and District Nursing in Late Victorian Britain SUSAN COHEN School of History and Politics Middlesex University A Tribute to Miss Nightingale In xen, as a ~bute to rhe late Miss FIorence Nightingale,' the American Jowd of Nursinj (Am reprinted a letter of reply sent by this illustri- ous lady w Miss Martha Loane, a mined nurse and pioneer Queen's Nurse, some sixteen years previously.." While Nightingale was renowned for her pioneering work in nursing (includmg her role in the Crimca), for her nurscs' training school at St. Thomas's Hospital in London, and for her involvement in the growing movement hr workhouse reform, Inane had "heard," as she originally wrote, that the great lady was aIso "particularly interested in the extension of District Nursing." It was this interest that persuaded he to ask Nightwe, in July 1895, for '%er opinion" on the manuscripr of an article she had written, rcvdhgly en- titled "Incidental Opportunities of District Nursing." It was perhaps remarkable that a woman of Nghtinws stature should ham shown such a keen interest in che work of an enthusiastic but unknown district nurse. Norwithstanding her apology for responding "so scrappily" and despite the length of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Miss Loane, Florence Nightingale, and District Nursing in Late Victorian Britain

Nursing History Review , Volume 5 (1): 21 – Jan 1, 1997

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1062-8061
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Miss Loane, Florence Nightingale, and District Nursing in Late Victorian Britain SUSAN COHEN School of History and Politics Middlesex University A Tribute to Miss Nightingale In xen, as a ~bute to rhe late Miss FIorence Nightingale,' the American Jowd of Nursinj (Am reprinted a letter of reply sent by this illustri- ous lady w Miss Martha Loane, a mined nurse and pioneer Queen's Nurse, some sixteen years previously.." While Nightingale was renowned for her pioneering work in nursing (includmg her role in the Crimca), for her nurscs' training school at St. Thomas's Hospital in London, and for her involvement in the growing movement hr workhouse reform, Inane had "heard," as she originally wrote, that the great lady was aIso "particularly interested in the extension of District Nursing." It was this interest that persuaded he to ask Nightwe, in July 1895, for '%er opinion" on the manuscripr of an article she had written, rcvdhgly en- titled "Incidental Opportunities of District Nursing." It was perhaps remarkable that a woman of Nghtinws stature should ham shown such a keen interest in che work of an enthusiastic but unknown district nurse. Norwithstanding her apology for responding "so scrappily" and despite the length of

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1997

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