Category Archives: History of Nursing

The Red Cross meets the Suffragettes via an Indian Princess

The Red Cross’s Voluntary Aid Detachments (VADs) from World War One have in the past been saddled with a popular public image something akin to the Women’s Institute meets Florence Nightingale: all jam and Jerusalem and ladies mopping feverish brows. … Continue reading

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Nightingale Nobbles Horrible Histories

On Wednesday The Telegraph (and others) ran a news item entitled: ‘CBBC sketch ‘inaccurately’ painted Florence Nightingale as racist, BBC Trust finds’. As an historian of nursing, it caught my attention. It turned out that a complaint had been lodged … Continue reading

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