Florence Nightingale -source 1

‘Florence Nightingale assessing a ward at the military hospital in Scutari’. Coloured lithograph, c. 1856, by E. Walker after W. Simpson. © Wellcome Library, London.

 

This is a picture of one of the wards at Scutari Hospital.

This is a picture of one of the wards at Scutari Hospital.

  • Can you find Florence Nightingale in the picture?
  • What is she doing?
  • How are patients being looked after by other people in this picture?
  • Why do you think that the windows are open in this room?
  • Do you think this would this have been a comfortable place to stay? Give your reasons.
  • This is a coloured printed drawing. What are the advantages and disadvantages for using this to find out about the work of Florence Nightingale?
  • What are the differences between this hospital ward and one today?