Florence Nightingale on Health in India: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale

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Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press, 27 de nov. 2006 - 1024 pàgines

Volume 9: Florence Nightingale on Health in India is the first of two volumes reporting Nightingale’s forty years of work to improve public health in India. It begins with her work to establish the Royal Commission on the Sanitary State of the Army in India, for which she drafted questionnaires, analyzed returns, and did much of the final writing, going on to promote the implementation of its recommendations. In this volume a gradual shift of attention can be seen from the health of the army to that of the civilian population. Famine and epidemics were frequent and closely interrelated occurrences. To combat them, Nightingale recommended a comprehensive set of sanitary measures, and educational and legal reforms, to be overseen by a public health agency. Skilful in implementing the expertise, influence, and power of others, she worked with her impressive network of well-placed collaborators, having them send her information and meet with her back in London. The volume includes Nightingale’s work on the royal commission itself, related correspondence, numerous published pamphlets, articles and letters to the editor, and correspondence with her growing network of viceroys, governors of presidencies, and public health experts. Working with British collaborators, she began this work; over time Nightingale increased her contact with Indian nationals and promoted their work and associations.

Currently, Volumes 1 to 11 are available in e-book version by subscription or from university and college libraries through the following vendors: Canadian Electronic Library, Ebrary, MyiLibrary, and Netlibrary.

 

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Nightingales Work on India
1
Key to Editing
37
Introduction to Volume 9
41
The Royal Commission on India
45
Implementation of the Royal Commissions Recommendations
215
Famine Prevention and Irrigation
703
Sanitation and the Prevention of Epidemics
861
Nursing in India
939
Biographical Sketches
983
The War and India Offices
993
Bibliography
997
Index
1004
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Sobre l'autor (2006)

Gérard Vallée is Professor Emeritus of religious studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. His publications include The Spinoza Conversations Between Lessing and Jacobi (1988), The Shaping of Christianity 100-800 (1999), and Soundings in G.E. Lessings Philosophy of Religion (2000). He has been involved in the editing of the Collected Works since 1998.

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