Florence Nightingale: "Angel of the Crimea" Who Founded Modern Nursing

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Today's birthday is Florence Nightingale's.

She was "The Lady of the Lamp".

She helped the wounded fightin' males*

Recover in a cleaner camp.**

*Nightingale's efforts reduced the death rate by 2/3.

** "In addition to vastly improving the sanitary conditions of the hospital[at the British base in Constantinople],Nightingale created a number of patient services that contributed to improving the quality of their hospital stay. She instituted the creation of an 'invalid's kitchen' where appealing food for patients with special dietary requirements was cooked. She established a laundry so that patients would have clean linens. She also instituted a classroom and a library for patients' intellectual stimulation and entertainment."  Biography.com

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