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Sanitary Reform and Nursing: Edwin Chadwick and Florence Nightingale

Sanitary Reform and Nursing: Edwin Chadwick and Florence Nightingale Sanitary Reform and Nursing Edwin Chadwick and Florence Nightingale JOANN G. WIDERQUIST Saint Mary's College Notre Dame, Ind. Introduction Nascent professional nursing was entwined with sanitary reform, the move- ment for an improved moral and physid environment that changed soda1 pollcy and health in England. Sanitary reformar Edwin Chadwick and Florcn~ Nightinae were two prominent allies witbin tbis movement, and they held Similar beliefi about reform, health, dministrativc prin- aples, religious and moral responsibilities, statistics, medidne, and nurs- ing. Yet Chadwick's contribution to Nightingale's successes, especially Nom m Nwwz'?#~: What It Is ad U%izt It L Not,' is les well known. That there was a relationship between sanitary reform and early modern nursing is illumhatcd in their lmers and interaction with John Stuart Mill.' This proKc correspondence began in 1857 and continued for thirty years until just bcfbre Chadwick's death in 1890. Edwin Chadwick Edwin Chadwick was born in 1800, the son of James Chadwick and grand- son of Andrew Chadwick, a close friend of John Wesiey, the founder of Methodism. Edwin's life and work bridged the Enlightenment and social conscience of Methodim from the @teenth century into the Victorian era. A lawyer, journalist, and leader in ltgislative reform http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Sanitary Reform and Nursing: Edwin Chadwick and Florence Nightingale

Nursing History Review , Volume 5 (1): 12 – Jan 1, 1997

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.5.1.149
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Sanitary Reform and Nursing Edwin Chadwick and Florence Nightingale JOANN G. WIDERQUIST Saint Mary's College Notre Dame, Ind. Introduction Nascent professional nursing was entwined with sanitary reform, the move- ment for an improved moral and physid environment that changed soda1 pollcy and health in England. Sanitary reformar Edwin Chadwick and Florcn~ Nightinae were two prominent allies witbin tbis movement, and they held Similar beliefi about reform, health, dministrativc prin- aples, religious and moral responsibilities, statistics, medidne, and nurs- ing. Yet Chadwick's contribution to Nightingale's successes, especially Nom m Nwwz'?#~: What It Is ad U%izt It L Not,' is les well known. That there was a relationship between sanitary reform and early modern nursing is illumhatcd in their lmers and interaction with John Stuart Mill.' This proKc correspondence began in 1857 and continued for thirty years until just bcfbre Chadwick's death in 1890. Edwin Chadwick Edwin Chadwick was born in 1800, the son of James Chadwick and grand- son of Andrew Chadwick, a close friend of John Wesiey, the founder of Methodism. Edwin's life and work bridged the Enlightenment and social conscience of Methodim from the @teenth century into the Victorian era. A lawyer, journalist, and leader in ltgislative reform

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1997

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