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Volume 8: Florence Nightingale on Women, Medicine, Midwifery and Prostitution makes available a great range of Florence Nightingale’s work on women: her pioneering study of maternal mortality in childbirth (Introductory Notes on Lying-in Institutions), her opposition to the regulation of prostitution through the Contagious Diseases Acts (attempts to stop the legislation and otherwise to facilitate the voluntary treatment of syphilitic prostitutes), her views on gender roles, marriage and measures for income security for women and excerpts from her draft (abandoned) novel. There is correspondence with women friends and colleagues from childhood to old age, on a vast range of subjects. Correspondents include old family friends, royal and notable personages, nuns and colleagues in various causes. Most of this material has not been published before and some letters wil be new even to Nightingale scholars. Altogether a very different view of Nightingale emerges from what normally appears in biographies and other secondary sources. This material will enable a new assessment of her feminism, her relations with women and her contribution to improving the status of women of her time.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Dramatis Personae
  2. p. xi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. p. xii
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  1. Florence Nightingale: A Précis of Her Life
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Introduction to Volume 8
  2. pp. 1-9
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  1. Key to Editing
  2. pp. 11-14
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  1. Nightingale on Women
  2. pp. 15-138
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  1. Midwifery
  2. p. 139
  1. Midwifery Training at King’s College Hospital
  2. pp. 141-408
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  1. Introductory Notes on Lying-in Institutions
  2. pp. 249-408
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  1. Prostitution, the Contagious Diseases Acts and the Treatment of Syphilitic Prostitutes
  2. p. 409
  1. The Regulation of Prostitution by the Contagious Diseases Acts
  2. pp. 411-515
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  1. Women Friends, Relatives, Colleagues and Acquaintances
  2. p. 517
  1. Women Friends, Relatives, Colleagues and Acquaintances
  2. pp. 519-524
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  1. Older Women Friends
  2. pp. 525-650
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  1. Contemporary Women Friends
  2. pp. 651-790
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  1. Notable and Royal Women Acquaintances
  2. pp. 791-846
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  1. Younger Women Friends
  2. pp. 847-972
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  1. Women Servants and Villagers
  2. pp. 973-1012
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  1. Nuns
  2. pp. 1013-1030
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  1. Appendixes
  2. pp. 1031-1053
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 1055-1063
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 1065-1085
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780889209169
Related ISBN
9780889204669
MARC Record
OCLC
61673539
Pages
1101
Launched on MUSE
2012-02-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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