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Florence Nightingale. Celebrated English Nurse. Nightingale laid the foundation for professional nursing with the establishment of the first secular nursing school in the world. The Nightingale Pledge taken by new nurses was named in her honor, and the annual International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on her birthday. --- Thank GOD for nurses.

1858, Florence Nightingale, photo not discovered until 2006. Florence Nightingale, one of nursing’s most important figures, 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.

Florence Nightingale 12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910) was a celebrated English nurse, writer and statistician. She came to prominence for her pioneering work in nursing during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers. She was dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" after her habit of making rounds at night. An Anglican, Nightingale believed that God had called her to be a nurse.

Florence Nightingale 1858 - As a child, she was my hero - as an adult, when I truly became aware of what she did and visited places she used as hospitals, I admire her even more.

FAMOUS SPOONIE: Florence Nightingale was probably the most famous non-royal person of the Victorian period. She helped develop modern nursing. By 1896, Florence Nightingale was bedridden. She may have had what is now known as chronic fatigue syndrome and her birthday (12 May 1820) is now celebrated as International CFS and Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. As usual with fibromyalgia the amount of co-morbidities (other diseases) is high and may confuse the diagnosis.

Florence Nightingale Pledge There are a few Nurses could do with reading this Pledge..as well as Doctor's reading the Hippocratic Oath... A lot of them have forgotten it and lost their way...

From the Florence Nightingale Museum in London

Florence Nightingale 1820-1910, By serving in the Crimean war, Florence Nightingale was instrumental in changing the role and perception of the nursing profession.

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robfromamersfoort (33 months ago | reply) It is indeed shot in 1855 (or maybe 1854). This is Mrs Rogers, a nurse during the Crimean War (like Florence Nightingale). She was the wife of a soldier, and she was nursing, washing and cooking under severe circumstances.

Florence Nightingale's Grave, Wellow, Hampshire, England at the Church of Saint Margaret

Florence Nightingale Statue, London Road, Derby In those times, being a nurse was not a respectable job for a woman. In 1854 the Crimean war started. Nightingale volunteered. When Florence showed up in the army hospital she was appalled. There were diseases such as typhus, cholera and dysentery. She cleaned up the hospital and improving the quality of the sanitation; dramatically reducing the death rate of soldiers by 2/3.