Medicine through Time

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Florence Nightingale

Nurse in The Crimean War - Lady with the Lamp

Believed God had called her to be a nurse

She laid the foundations of a nurse training school in London in 1860

Was born into a rich upper class family.She rebeled against being the 'typical stay at home woman' despite her parents wishes

Her and 38 volunteer nurses went to Crimea (trained by herself)

She found bad conditions  - people on the floor, no food, disease spread, infections common, un-trained staff

Collected information to prove it and gave it to the Royal commision on the health of the army

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