Book Discussion on Heart and Soul: The Story of Florence Nightingale

Ms. Gorrell talked with students at the Danilack Education Centre in Toronto, Canada, about her book Heart and Soul: The Story of… read more

Ms. Gorrell talked with students at the Danilack Education Centre in Toronto, Canada, about her book Heart and Soul: The Story of Florence Nightingale, published by Tundra Books. Florence Nightingale was born into a prominent, wealthy family in Victorian England. She shocked the family first by becoming a nurse and then by going to Turkey to care for soldiers injured in the Crimean War. Considered the founder of modern nursing, she led campaigns to educate nurses and improve public health practices. Gena Gorrell dispells the popular image of Florence Nightingale as a gentle “angel of mercy,” presenting a more complicated portrait of a difficult, determined woman who battled bureaucracy and the disease and squalor that were prevalent in her time. close

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Book Discussion on Heart and Soul: The Story of Florence Nightingale

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
First Aired:
May 12, 2001
Last Aired:
Jun 23, 2001

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  • May 12, 2001 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 12, 2001 | 12:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 23, 2001 | 4:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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