In 1840, Elizabeth Fry set up ‘The Institution of Nursing Sisters’.
- It was established to provide experienced, conscientious and Christian nurses for the sick. To raise the standards of the occupation of nursing.
- The immediate objective was to nurse and visit the sick and to comfort the afflicted.
- It was intended that the poor be visited and attended in their homes with the same kindness and care as is bestowed upon the wealthy.
- Florence Nightingale took a team of these nurses with her to the Crimea
An excellent resource for all sorts of archive material on nursing and midwifery, is the Welcome Library and Collection.
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