“The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm": Rare Autograph Note Signed by the founder of modern nursing: Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale Autograph Note Signed.
Item Number: 86342
Rare autograph note signed by the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. The note reads, “A verbal answer, please, by messenger, ever yours sincerely, F. Nightingale.” Double matted and framed with an engraved photographic portrait of Nightingale. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 12 inches. A nice presentation.
Nineteenth century English social reformer Florence Nightingale came to prominence while acting as a trainer of nurses during the Crimean War, in which she managed care for wounded soldiers. A prodigious writer and statistician, she published many works throughout her lifetime that became essential in spreading medical knowledge throughout Victorian England through the pioneering use of infographics to relay statistical data.