Dr. Gosia Brykczyńska resides in London, England. She started her career as a humanities graduate with a degree in Russian and Eastern European Studies with a speciality in Soviet medicine. After further studies in medical anthropology and nursing, she pursued work in pediatric oncology nursing. Eventually returning to work in the humanities field she taught health care ethics and obtained her doctorate in philosophy. Dr. Brykczyńska has written several professional books and also translated poetry from Polish into English. Shortly before retiring she worked for the European Union with the Royal College of Nursing in the United Kingdom preparing nursing professionals from Central Europe for admission to the Single European Registration. Dr. Brykczyńska is bi-cultural and bi-lingual and spends much of her free time in Poland.
This is a story about a Polish nurse, Hanna Chrzanowska (1902 -1973), a twentieth Century Florence Nightingale. Hanna was a great Polish patriot. During the Second World War, her tireless work with the homeless and refugees in Kraków significantly avoided mass hunger and outright starvation in the over-crowded city. The author of this book, Dr. Gosia Brykczyńska, resides in London, England.