Historical Clinicopathological Conference 2003 : Florence Nightingale
AuthorWisner, Katherine Leah
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DescriptionFlorence Nightingale’s chronic ill health was discussed during the 2003 conference. Beginning at the age of 35 she suffered from a variety of maladies some of which were completely debilitating. Her medical history and symptoms of her illnesses throughout her adult years are described. Dr. Wisner’s diagnosis is bipolar disorder 1 with psychotic features.
Alterative Diagnosis: Post-traumatic stress disorder. Reference: Wisner KL, et al. The Pharos 2005; 68: 4-13
SponsorsUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Medicine
VA Maryland Health Care System (U.S.)
University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Medicine. Medical Alumni Association
Kramer, Morton D., M.D.