Florence Nightingale

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  • transformed nursing's reputation from a lowly occuptaion, to a well disaplined and professional career

Crimea War - 1854

  • stories from scutari reached public britain by the press about the horrific conditions there:

             -overcrowding, filthy conditions

             -no nursing staff or bandages

         -public wanted this to be improved

  • Sidney Herbet (secretary of war and friend of the Nightingale family) asked Nightingale to go to Scutari and make improvments there
  • Nightingale took 38 nurses she choose hereself to Scutari with her
  • when they arrived they wern't welcomed by the military officers and doctors but they made improvments…


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