Florence Nightingale on women, medicine, midwifery and prostitution

Lynn McDonald, editor

Volume 8 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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  • Section headings: Midwifery
  • Prostitution, the Contagious Diseases Acts and the Treatment of Syphilitic Prostitutes
  • Women Friends, Relatives, Colleagues and Acquaintances
  • Appendices.

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書名 Florence Nightingale on women, medicine, midwifery and prostitution
著作者等 McDonald, Lynn
Nightingale, Florence
シリーズ名 The collected works of Florence Nightingale
出版元 Wilfrid Laurier University Press
刊行年月 c2005
ページ数 xvi, 1085 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780889204669
NCID BA74858288
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言語 英語
出版国 カナダ