Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), reformer of English nursing, received the Order of Merit for her tireless efforts during the Crimean War. She was the first female recipient of this honor. She is celebrated as an English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing.

Florence Nightingale, OM, RRC was a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. She came to prominence while serving as a nurse during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers.

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A physician once said, "The best medicine for humans is love" someone asked, "What if it doesn't work?" He smiled and said "Increase the dose.

How very little can be done under the spirit of fear. — Florence Nightingale

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"The most important practical lesson that can be given to nurses is to teach them what to observe." - Florence Nightingale

"The most important practical lesson that can be given to nurses is to teach them what to observe." - Florence Nightingale Yeah, I posted this on the right board. Sherlock should have been a nurse.

Florence Nightingale - very inspirational. Glad God led me to this profession

This drawing portrays Florence Nightingale in a hospital ward. While she worked in various hospitals during the Crimean War, she often carried a lamp as she visited many of the patients each night. Florence became known as the "Lady with the Lamp.

Memorial to Florence Nightingale by Arthur George Walker, R.A. 1861-1936. 1917. St. Thomas’s Hospital Chapel, London, England

Memorial to Florence Nightingale by Arthur George Walker, R. Thomas’s Hospital Chapel, London, England

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.

1858 - Florence Nightingale is one of nursing’s most important figures. She gained worldwide attention for her work as a nurse during the Crimean War. dubbed “The Lady with the Lamp” after her habit of making rounds at night to tend to injured soldiers

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