The Lure of Stone – W. M. & Vincent Buss


Price R120

First Edition: 1976

Publisher: Howard Timmins
Green cloth hard cover
Book is clean and in excellent condition
No significant page browning evident
Ex libris sticker on first inner page

1 in stock



The story of Henrietta Stockdale.

Kimberley and the establishment of Southern Africa’s first training school for nurses
Sister Henrietta first went across to Kimberley in the winter of 1876, working as district nurse in the mining camps, and then at Kimberley’s new Carnarvon Hospital. She returned to England to recover from typhoid contracted at this time, taking the opportunity to train further at London’s University College Hospital. It was on her going back to Kimberley that she established Southern Africa’s first training school for nurses at the Carnarvon Hospital. “Inspired and guided by her”, wrote Dr Charlotte Searle, “Kimberley nurses moved out to wherever they were needed, establishing hospitals, starting nurses’ training schools, and providing nursing care.” – Wiki

Sister Henrietta spent a year as Matron at the St George’s Hospital in Bloemfontein (1877), but then returned to Kimberley. In 1880-1881, during the First Boer War, she took charge of the military hospital at Newcastle, Colony of Natal.

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Weight 520 g