At the origin of modern nursing: Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) versus Ellen Gould White (1827-1915)
Aim of this short article is to put in light the connections between the similarities and differences between the theories of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) and those of Ellen Gould White (1827-1915): the first is known around the world because she is considered the founder of modern nursing.
Ellen Gould White, on the other hand, is especially familiar within the Seventh-day Adventist Church, of which she was a prominent member.
These two women never met or corresponded with one another, yet their writings about health have strong similarities.
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