Nightingale Letter to the Editor

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Florence Nightingale's letter to the Editor of the London Times  (1891) 
by Florence Nightingale
Written July 22, 1891.

Sir, Tho' unwilling to trespass upon your attention, may I say that it would give me infinite pleasure if you are able to insert in your world-circulated paper the notice of Dr Sutherland, the great sanitarian, which I understand was sent you this morning with a note from Dr Marston.

I was associated with Dr Sutherland in his sanitary labours not only in the Crimean & Scutari Hospitals but also in the 14 successive years after our return from the Crimean War. I may say I was his pupil both in sanitary administration & practice, & am anxious for my master's fame.

May this serve as my apology for troubling you?

your obedient servant,
Florence Nightingale


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