Florence Nightingale life story is told on this web site link to the Museum of Florence Nightingale, 2 Lambeth Palace Road, London. Find out the extra-ordinary tale of a women who was a legend in her lifetime. It shows that the Crimean War years which made her famous were just two out of a life of ninety years.
'Florence Nightingale was more than a romantic heroine. Her farsighted reforms have influenced the nature of modern health care and her writings continue to be a resource for nurses, health managers and planners...' The Florence Nightingale Museum Trust 1999
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Famous picture of Florence at the time of the Crimean War > years.
Florence Nightingale died at home at the age of 90 on the 13th August 1910>
Blessed with determined motivation, Nightingale was a stern, starchy but gifted organiser. Her success in elevating nursing owed much to her insistence in her 'Notes on Nursing' (1859) on the requirement for nurse recruits to receive a thorough training in nursing theory and practice. She was a great advocate in the power of facts, calling statistics 'the most important science in the world'. Florence believed nursing involved dedication, devotion and discipline, but it was also to be a skilled profession.
Adapted from: Roy Porter, 1997, 'The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity from Antiquity to the Present', Harper/Collins Publishers London.
The Museum of Florence Nightingale. A good website to view the history of this famous woman.
Hygiene. Website with a report by Florence Nightingale who
worked in the area of public health, hospital administration, and sanitary
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