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NIGHTINGALE, Florence (1820-1910). Reformer of nursing.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Florence Nightingale') in pencil to Dr John Elliott, 3 pages 8vo on black-edged paper (small rust stains), 35 South Street, Park Lane, 5 June 1874. Praising his 'Instructions for Midwives' and passing on the comments of others to whom she had shown it.
'I have shown your good little work to several London Accoucheurs:
"it appears to be very excellently adapted to the purposes: plainly written: and well fitted to the class of person for whom intended": Says one of the most celebrated.
"There are not many such works in English".
One suggests: "Dr Hall Davis, of Harley Street, educates the Midwives of the Royal Maternity Charity very well: but I am not aware that he has any printed directions". ...'
Miss Nightingale cannot resist complaining, as usual, of overwork, fatigue and 'heavy sorrow'.
[No: 20602]


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