An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15849 entries, 13787 authors and 1925 subjects. Updated: January 28, 2023

NIGHTINGALE, Florence

7 entries
  • 7481

Notes on matters affecting the health, efficiency, and hospital administration of the British Army. Founded chiefly on the experience of the late war. Presented by request to the Secretary of State for War.

London: [Privately Printed], 1858.

This privately printed pamphlet contained a color statistical graphic entitled "Diagram of the causes of mortality in the Army of the East" which showed that epidemic disease, which was responsible for more British deaths in the course of the Crimean War than battlefield wounds, could be controlled by a variety of factors including nutrition, ventilation, and shelter. The graphic, which Nightingale used as a way to explain complex statistics simply, clearly, and persuasively, became known as Nightingale's "Rose Diagram." In January 1859 Nightingale conventionally published and distributed a 16-page pamphlet entitled  A Contribution to the the Sanitary History of the British Army during the late war with Russia. This also contained a copy of the Rose Diagram. The statistical tables used by Nightingale were prepared by William Farr from Andrew Smith's tables and other official documents. Digital facsimile of the 1859 edition from Harvard' Library at this link.



Subjects: DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics, DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics › Graphic Display of, GRAPHIC DISPLAY of Medical & Scientific Information, MILITARY MEDICINE, SURGERY & HYGIENE › Crimean War, PUBLIC HEALTH, Ventilation, Health Aspects of , WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1800 - 1899
  • 1611

Notes on hospitals.

London: John W. Parker & Son, 1859.

Includes four plans of hospitals. A third edition, completely revised, was published by Longmans, Green & Co., London, 1863.



Subjects: HOSPITALS, MILITARY MEDICINE, SURGERY & HYGIENE › Crimean War, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1800 - 1899
  • 1612

Notes on nursing: what it is, and what it is not.

London: Harrison & Sons, 1860.

After receiving training in Germany and France, Florence Nightingale had some nursing experience in England. The Crimean war gave her an opportunity to demonstrate the value of trained nurses. Within a few months of her arrival at Scutari, the mortality rate among soldiers there fell from 42% to 2%. Florence Nightingale lived to become the greatest figure in the history of nursing. Facsimile reproduction (? of first edition), Philadelphia, 1946. Biographies by Sir E.T. Cook, 1913, and Cecil Woodham-Smith, 1950. See also Bio-bibliography of Florence Nightingale by W. J. Bishop & S. Goldie, 1962.



Subjects: MILITARY MEDICINE, SURGERY & HYGIENE › Crimean War, NURSING, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1800 - 1899
  • 11562

Organization of nursing: An account of the Liverpool Nurses' Training School, its foundation, progress, and operation in hospital, district, and private nursing by a member of the Committee of the Home & Training School. With an introduction, and notes, by Florence Nightingale.

Liverpool: A. Holden, 1865.

The Liverpool Training School and Home for Nurses was established in 1865, from which a district nursing system was implemented in Liverpool through the 1860s. This system eventually spread throughout England.

Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: NURSING
  • 11561

Sketch of the history & progress of district nursing, from its commencement in the year 1859 to the present date, including the foundation by the "Queen Victoria Jubilee Institute" for nursing the poor in their own home. By William Rathbone VI. Introduction by Florence Nightingale.

London: Macmillan & Co., 1890.

Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: NURSING, NURSING › History of Nursing
  • 13164

A bio-bibliography of Florence Nightingale.

London: Dawsons of Pall Mall, for the International Council of Nurses with which is associated the Florence Nightingale International Foundation, 1962.

Completed and edited for publication by Sue M. Goldie after the death of William J. Bishop.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Individual Authors, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Autobiography, NURSING › History of Nursing, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 13165

"I have done my duty." Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War, 1854-56. Edited by Sue M. Goldie.

Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1987.

Nightingale's correspondence, 1854-1856.



Subjects: MILITARY MEDICINE, SURGERY & HYGIENE › Crimean War, NURSING › History of Nursing, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health