Sunday, September 22, 2013

Five top books on the hospital and modern medicine

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on the hospital and modern medicine:
Florence Nightingale: The Making of an Icon
by Mark Bostridge

A definitive voice in the annals of modern medicine, Florence Nightingale wasn't just the sentimental figure of the "Lady with the Lamp," charged with aiding wounded soldiers in the Crimean War. She was also responsible for major advances in public health reform as well as the complete overhaul of appalling conditions in unprepared, understaffed wartime hospitals. Mark Bostridge's illuminating biography portrays a fierce yet ultimately misunderstood pioneer of sanitation in healthcare. See the full review by The Barnes & Noble Review's Bill Tipper here.
Read about the other books on the list.

Florence Nightingale is one of Sandi Toksvig's top ten unsung heroines.

--Marshal Zeringue