nursing history/medical history

  1. Hello!

    I am VERY interested in nursing history, and focusing on Florence Nightingale. I have been in England many times, not for shopping, but for trawelling her footsteps....Of course not only hers, but other nurses too, as well as medical history. I have so many interersting thing to share/learn.

    I know my English is not that god....but I am trying....
    What about a dicussion forum for "nursing history?

    Anyone with the same hobby or interst? I would be glad to hear from you!
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  3. by   sjoe
    florry--you might want to read F. B. Smith's "Florence Nightingale," if you want to know the real story, rather than the inaccurate myths people hold about her.
  4. by   florry
    Originally posted by sjoe
    florry--you might want to read F. B. Smith's "Florence Nightingale," if you want to know the real story, rather than the inaccurate myths people hold about her.


    Hello!

    Thank you for your proposal! I' ve read that book a several times, and I too, think this is a very true story or history.
  5. by   researchrabbit
    Originally posted by florry
    I know my English is not that god....but I am trying....
    Your English is GREAT!
  6. by   sharann
    Florry, I too am fascinated by nursing history. If anyone has any good sites for us to visit, please post them.
  7. by   2ndCareerRN
    The study of Florence Nightingale will cover the last 150 years of nursing, but, there is much prior to that time.

    Here are some history sites that will help you out, pre-nightingale.

    http://www.malenursemagazine.nursing...n_nursing.html

    http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/6011/

    And a fairly good site on nursing history in general...many links.

    http://www.aahn.org/weblink.html


    As a matter of interest, I had an elderly pt in the ER a while back whos mother was a nurse. This pt told me that her mother had traveled to England to be trained as a nurse by Florence Nightingale. She also said her father forbid her to become a nurse because of the way they were thought of back a long time ago, if you really want to know her exact words, you will need to PM me. I had several long conversations with her, it was a slow night, and she was getting serial enzymes done.

    bob


    BTW: Welcome to the board Florry, Norway is a beautiful country. I have been fortunate to spend time flying the through the fjiords, along the coast and spending some time in Andover and Bodo. Hopefully I will get back there someday.

    bob
    Last edit by 2ndCareerRN on Oct 6, '02
  8. by   florry
    Hello Bob!

    This was very, verry intersting links and stories! I have allready gone through them, in a roughly way!
    - And I want to hear more about the spec. patients-story and your interest in nursing history.

    As a matter of fact, I have "allways" thougt about nursing history and the Deaconesses, even the convent as a place where
    women were caring. In the convent for men they had their own maybe teoretical-oriented place. That is certenly my naivite, because men and women have allways had their convent and practical and caring-doing. Maybe I thougt about Hippocrates, that through my sources probably "was a school, a direction", more than one (do you say simple? -here?)man and doctor.

    Yes, I agree Norway is a beutiful country, with a lot of contrasts. It seems that you were in North Norway; Bod and Andenes. It is often military training there- and VERY cold and windy.

    I live in Oslo (the main city, and love my city), working with sarkoma patiens mainly (children from 8 years)and some lymfoma patiens, in north europas largest canser hospital.

    I,m looking forword to hearing from you again!

    From Ida
  9. by   a-rose
    Hello, florry!
    I know a website on nursing history in Chinese. There are some content about it you want to read. Can you read Chinese?
  10. by   Mattigan
    I enjoy history, also.

    This site may be of interedt to you.
    American Association for the History of Nursing.
    www.aahn.org/
  11. by   RNConnieF
    Originally posted by researchrabbit
    Your English is GREAT!
    I agree, your English is fine. Keep posting here and reading-you'll be using slang before you know it, but.... don't let a fear that your English is not sufficient keep you from posting. In just a few posts you have raised some VERY interesting points. Keep us thinking. :kiss
  12. by   florry
    Originally posted by a-rose
    Hello, florry!
    I know a website on nursing history in Chinese. There are some content about it you want to read. Can you read Chinese?
    Hello!

    I am sorry, I cannot speak chinese! But, my sister and her husband are translators for THE national broadcasting in NORWAY, SO IF YOU REALLY MEEN THIS IS AN IMPORTANT WEBSITE, I DO HAVE CONTACTS....
  13. by   a-rose
  14. by   florry
    Hello all of you!

    If you are in England, and esp. London; You should take "Medical History Tours", all organized by Sue Weir: Tlf: 0171 928 0765 (answ. mach) or fax 01483 603680

    The adress is: 64 Roupell Street, London SE1 8SS, Great Britain

    Sue Weir is director, RGN, DHMSA

    An other very interesting link:
    "The old operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret"
    Webpages: http//users.aol.com/museumweb/chr.htm

    This operating theatre they found in 1956 in a churh tower!!!
    They often have performances their, for adults but also children: The first time i visited the place, they had a performance for children about "Victorian surgery" (about 1850, for the poor people)....I learned so much!!!

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