London: Harrison, 59, Pall Mall, 1860. New edition revised and enlarged (second edition). Hardcover. Octavo. . (9" x 5 1/2") xv, 221pp. Bound in tooled black cloth. Gilt lettering to spine. (The Right of Translation is Reserved) appears at bottom of copyright page. Published at six shillings. Slight rubbing to cloth at head and tail. Small stain to rear fixed endpaper. Bookplate of previous owner on front pastedown. Front gutter lightly cracked. No advertisements except for :"Notes on Nursing" page notes "a cheaper edition is also published, priced two shillings in limp cloth". This is the first of the new revised and enlarged edition published after several issues of the first edition were printed in 1859 and 1860. The original was only 79 pages while this revised edition is much longer at 222 pages. Each chapter was expanded along with new subjects in the supplementary chapter. very good. Item #61230
Contents: Introductory pp 1-7, I: Ventilation and warming. II: Health of homes, III: Petty management. IV. Noise, V: Variety, VI: Taking Food, VII: What Food, VIII: Bed and bedding, IX: Light, X: Cleanliness of rooms and walls. XI: Personal cleanliness. XII: Chattering hopes and advices. XIII: Observation of the sick. Conclusion. Supplementary Chapter (inclues What is a Nurse?, Observations which might be made by the sick-bed. Convalescence, Children in London, Notes upon some errors propagated by novels, Method of polishing floors, notes upon employment of women, notes as to the number of women emplyed as nurses in Great Britain). A well received classic of nursing. "This is a very remarkable book. If it should produce one-half the good which it ought to effect, Florence Nightingale will have conferred a greater benefit upon her kind, and have achieved a higher claim to their gratitutde than any woman of her time... It is pregnant with short, clear, and suggestive thoughts, tersely expressed and cleverly arranged" - Lancet, February 11, 1860, i, p. 144.