Sarah Gamp by Dickens. Satiric view of home care nurses prior to Nightingale
"Let it cease to be a disgrace to be called a nurse; let the terms of nurse and gin drinker no long be controvertible; Let us banish the Mrs. Gamps to the utmost of our power; and substitute for them clean, intelligent, well-spoken Christian attendants upon sick', E. Sieveking, "Training Institutions for Nurses", 1852.
Located at York University, North York. The official archives for the Province of Ontario, it holds all government records for the Province of Ontario. A wonderful resource for primary research into all aspects of the history of nursing and health care in Ontario.