Punch,  27 (1854), 193–94.

Nurses of Quality for the Crimea



Proceedings, Spoof

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Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, War, Gender

    Reports on a meeting of 'a large number of young ladies' who, emulating the example of Florence Nightingale, considered the 'question of proceeding to the Crimea, in the capacity of Nurses'. The ladies, whose names are typically based on well known dances (following the ornithological connotations of Nightingale's name), express much enthusiasm about going to the Crimea. (193) Later in the proceedings, 'Dowager Lady Strongi'th'head' advised 'a day's experience at Saint Bartholomew's Hospital' but urged that it is the government's business to provide nurses for military hospitals. The illustration shows a nightingale with Florence Nightingale's face, perched near the bed of wounded solider. (194)

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