Organization of Nursing. An account of the Liverpool Nurses’ Training School, its foundation, progress, and operation in hospital, district, and private nursing. By a member of the committee of the Home & Training School. With an introduction, and notes, by Florence Nightingale.

Liverpool: A. Holden… London: Longman,… 1865

8vo, pp. (viii), 9–103, lithographed frontispiece of the school, and 1 lithographed plan. Original limp blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the upper cover, rebacked to match and with blue cloth reinforcing the inner hinges, but a very good copy.

FIRST EDITION. Liverpool was a pioneer city in the training of nurses, and the first district nurse began work there in 1860. “The Liverpool Training School and Home for Nurses was founded by William Rathbone in 1862, after consultation with Miss Nightingale. This was the beginning of a long and fruitful association which was to result in the organization and development of district nursing and workhouse infirmary nursing, both of which were first tried out in Liverpool, and later extended to other parts of the country” (Bishop & Goldie). This scarce work is an account of the founding and operation of the School; it includes an introduction and numerous notes by Florence Nightingale, and is dedicated to her. Bishop & Goldie 14.


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