Letter Discussing Admissions

Hand written letter to a friend discussing whether a candidates “fatal age (53)” is appropriate for admission into nursing at St Thomas Hospital.

“We have not only to train candidates, but to find situations for them, when trained.” As we are most anxious to admit, if possible, this, the first candidate you have presented to us, perhaps our Committee might relax the rule.” God bless you, ever yours, F. Nightingale