Articles: PDF OnlyViewpoint: Essay in response to republication of a biographyWheeler, Charlene Eldridge BSN, MSAuthor Information Doctoral Student State University of New York at Buffalo Buffalo, New York Advances in Nursing Science: July 1984 - Volume 6 - Issue 4 - p 74-79 Buy Abstract This article examines the biography of Florence Nightingale written by Cecil Woodham-Smith. Originally published in 1951, this biography was reprinted in 1983 by Atheneum. Much has been written about the life and beliefs of Nightingale. Often these accounts are contradictory and confusing to the reader. This review contrasts and compares information provided in the Woodham-Smith biography and in current literature about Nightingale. Copyright © 1984 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.