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Nursing grievances in the Crimean War

When Florence Nightingale was joined in Scutari by groups of volunteer nuns, tensions among them soon imperilled the entire female nursing experiment

4 February 2023

9:00 AM

4 February 2023

9:00 AM

Nightingale’s Nunsand the Crimean War Terry Tastard

Bloomsbury, pp.202, 58

Most people know something about Florence Nightingale’s nursing expedition to Scutari and the Crimea during the Crimean War, and the ‘kingdom of horror’ that she and her nurses found there: unsanitary conditions in the hospitals, a broken-down supply system and British soldiers dropping like flies from disease rather than battle wounds.

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