In the history of modern nursing two figures emerge: Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale. Florence Nightingale's place in this history is well documented and well known and her legacy, especially in the UK, is obvious.
Clearly, I don't expect that many will agree with McDonald's arguments and may question their publication. In my view her points are well made and supported by credible sources and she has a right - provided that due processes are followed - to be heard. As with the 2013 in JAN, I would welcome any rejoinders either on this blog or on JAN interactive or in the pages of either journal.
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