Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: English

Occupation: Activist

Biography: Florence Nightingale 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.

Source/Notes: The Life of Florence Nightingale, Volume 1 (Library of Alexandria, 1925)
Source/Notes: As quoted in: "Struggle: the stirring story of woman's advance in England" (Duffield and company, 1930), p. 20
Source/Notes: Notes on Nursing (1860), p. 34. Often misquoted as: "She said the object and color in the materials around us actually have a physical effect on us, on how we feel."

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