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Florence's biography
THE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMAN IN VICTORIAN BRITAIN AFTER QUEEN VICTORIA HERSELF
ACHIEVEMENTS
Famous for being the `Lady with the Lamp' who organised the nursing of sick and wounded soldiers
during the Crimean War, Florence Nightingale's far-sighted ideas and reforms have influenced the very
nature of modern healthcare.
Her…

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Florence returned to Britain a heroine and donations poured in to the Nightingale Fund. The money
collected enabled Florence to continue her reform of nursing in the civil hospitals of Britain after the
war. Determined that the medical mistakes of the two-year long war were never repeated, she vividly
communicated…

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Florence Nightingale in the
Military Hospital at Scutari
Throughout the Middle Ages, religious orders performed the role of caring for the sick and poor. The
Sisters of Mercy order, which still exists today, was set up in the 1830s by the Roman Catholic Church in
Dublin. It became known throughout…

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Portrait of Florence Nightingale
How did she become well known?
Florence Nightingale's big opportunity came when the Crimean War broke out in 1854. The British Army
suffered horrific losses from the new exploding shells and from lack of medical support. The Secretary
at War, who knew the Nightingale family, asked…

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