Nightingale Letter to the Editor
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