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story.lead_photo.caption File: The National Churchill Museum in Fulton is pictured in January 2019. Photo by Jenny Gray / Fulton Sun.

Florida author Jill Rose will speak about her recent book "Nursing Churchill" at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at America's National Churchill Museum.

All are invited to attend this special talk, which is free and open to the public. A book signing will immediately follow the program. Books are available for purchase at the museum shop.

On Feb. 19, 1943, Nurse Doris Miles, of St. Mary's Hospital, London, was assigned to attend the 68-year-old Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street where he had been diagnosed as having strep pneumonia.

In "Nursing Churchill," Rose tells Miles' story through Miles' letters to her husband, who was a surgeon lieutenant in the Royal Navy. In her letters, she discusses in detail the treatment of Churchill's disease, which in a time before penicillin, was life-threatening to the elderly.

Doris Miles was the author's mother.

America's National Churchill Museum on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton is the only museum in North America that is fully dedicated to commemorating the life and times of Winston S. Churchill, the 20th century's greatest statesman.

The museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It was established in 1969 on the Westminster campus, where Churchill delivered his famous "Sinews of Peace" speech, often called his "Iron Curtain'" speech, on March 5, 1946.

For more information about the museum, visit nationalchurchillmuseum.org.

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