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Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer, showcases the life of the founder of modern nursing. Nightingale was a woman who was greatly influential in many disciplines, among them public health and infection control, women's studies, sociology and the environment. This lavishly illustrated biography explores the development of Nightingale's mystical beliefs and her health care theories still used today. Includes hundreds of facts, more than 300 color photographs, and more. Contents include early years (1820-1854), Crimean War (1854-1856), post Crimea (1856-1861), and government and nursing reform (1862-1879).