King's College London
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Feast, famine and physiology

Nursing and food

Printed one page menu dated 31 May 1917 with photograph at bottom centre of hospital ward; margins of menu surrounded with signaturesMenu from 4th London General Hospital (1917)

The part played by proper nutrition in patient care and in the delivery of effective nursing was well understood by the profession from the nineteenth century onwards.

Recipes from a book sold in aid of the fund for building of new premises for King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill (1907) (reference: KH/APP1/1)Recipe book to aid the fund for building King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill (1907)King’s College is both a leading centre for the nurse education through the auspices of the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, established in 1860 and the oldest school of nursing in the world; and a renowned repository for records of nursing history. 

These include the archives of the Royal British Nurses’ Association, the oldest extant professional nurses’ association, and of various nurses’ leagues, which contain a wealth of detail about the personnel, daily routines on the wards and the teaching, education and lives of individual nurses.

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