This "History of Nursing Edition" by Squid Ink Classics includes the full text of the original work. This work is a primary source document that can help nursing students in their study of the history of nursing, a foundational course in all college nursing programs. Primary sources such as the ones published in this series are the raw materials of history. They are the original documents that were created at the time under study. These types of sources are accounts or interpretations of events created by nurses and others with firsthand experience such as Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton, Mary Seacole, Adelaide Nutting and other nurses and professionals at the time who helped to establish the field of nursing. Examining primary sources such as those contained in this series gives students a powerful sense of history and the complexity of the past, especially as they pertain to the profession of nursing. Nursing history has been part of nursing curricula for many years. Its relevance to the education of nurses has a significant place in the curriculum and this series has been developed with these nursing students in mind. For students studying the history of nursing, primary source material such as found in this series offer entry points to many topics in the field of nursing.