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Dates
1941
Collection
Victoria Bloom Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
008026003
Description
Framed decorated nursing print of "Florence Nightingale Pledge"; pledge printed in middle of the print; decorative border has been painted around the pledge; a sketch of Florence Nightingale appears at the top of the document; painted wood frame with glass front and cardboard backing.
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Accession Number
008026003
Collection
Victoria Bloom Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Education, Nursing -- popular works
Poetry
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
Framed decorated nursing print of "Florence Nightingale Pledge"; pledge printed in middle of the print; decorative border has been painted around the pledge; a sketch of Florence Nightingale appears at the top of the document; painted wood frame with glass front and cardboard backing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Found in garage at rental property in Kingston, Ontario; home owner did not know which previous tenant was the original owner
Maker
James Blyth
Dates
1941
Date Remarks
Date printed on object
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, red, green, yellow
wood: brown
glass: clear
paint: black
Inscriptions
On print: "The // Florence Nightingale // Pledge // I Solemnly Pledge before God, and in // the presence of this assembly to // pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully."; bottom of print: "JAMES BLYTH 41"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-1
Dimension Notes
Length 31.1 cm x Width 25.9 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Print is faded; glass front is smaller than frame and has shifted within the wooden frame; paper backing is torn down the middle; paint on frame has been chipped on edges and corners
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Florence Nightingale: The Nightingale Pledge"; Wikipedia; CD #1
Research Facts
The Nightingale Pledge was originally created by a committee chaired by Lystra Grette, an instructor of nursing at Harper Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, and was first used by its graduating nursing class of 1893. The pledge is an adaptation of the Hippocratic oath taken by physicians. There is no evidence that Florence Nightingale had input or knowledge of its content; however it bears her name. Traditionally it is cited by nursing graduates during Honours or Pinning ceremonies and accomapnies the Candle lighting segment of the ceremony.
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