Florence Nightingale doctor's medals could bring $11,000 at Bonhams


2015-06-26 13:28:25


Florence Nightingale doctor's medals could bring $11,000 at Bonhams

The medal set of a doctor who tended to Florence Nightingale's 'Crimean Fever' will sell

The medal set of the doctor who cared for Florence Nightingale when she was sick with "Crimean Fever" are among the highlights of Bonhams' sale of the Dr AL Lloyd OBE K St J Medal Collection: Part Two, which will take place on October 16 in London.

Crimean War Medal group AndersonNightingale's efforts in the Crimean War led to the development of modern nursing methods

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, CB group was presented to Inspector General of Hospital A Anderson (1814-1896). Comprising five medals, it will sell with a 5,000-7,000 ($8,000-11,000) estimate.

Included are Anderson's Most Honourable Order of the Bath, CB breast badge in gold and enamel, Crimea 1854-56 medal, Second China War 1857-1860 medal, French Legion of Honour, and Turkish Crimea medal.

Florence Nightingale's exploits during the Crimean War are legendary, but they would not have been possible without Inspector General Arthur Anderson, who was the chief medical officer when the Lady of the Lamp developed "Crimean Fever", which is now known to have been brucellosis.

Also featuring in the sale will be a medal group of a doctor who served on Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition.

Paul Fraser Collectibles has a superb collection of militaria for sale.

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