Nightingale, Florence


An English nurse of the nineteenth century, known for establishing a battlefield hospital for British soldiers wounded in the Crimean War. Her tireless service, at night as well as during the day, gained her the nickname “Lady with the Lamp.”

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notes for Nightingale, Florence

Florence Nightingale's diligence made her a symbol (see also symbol) for all nursing and for any kind of dedicated service.
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