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Sandra Whitney • 1 year ago

Florence Nightingale Taken: 1858 Discovered: 2006 Florence Nightingale is one of nursing’s most important figures. She gained worldwide attention for her work as a nurse during the Crimean War. She was dubbed “The Lady with the Lamp” after her habit of making rounds at night to tend to injured soldiers. Early photographs of Florence Nightingale are very rare because she was extremely reluctant to be photographed, partly for religious reasons

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Florence Nightingale (May 12, 1820 - Aug 13,1910), celebrated English nurse & writer, renown for her pioneering work in nursing in the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers. She was dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" for her habit of making rounds at night. She laid the foundation of professional nursing with the establishment in 1860 of her nursing school at St Thomas' Hospital in London, the first secular nursing school in the world, now part of King's College London.