New York: Appleton, 1860. First American Edition. Small Octavo. Item #026673
140 pages, (4)pp. ads. Jeremy Norman notes: "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." Bound in pebble grained green cloth lettered in gilt, spine plain, some fading to spine, a bit of wear to spine ends and corners, previous owner's name in pencil. A very nice copy.