Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), reformer of English nursing, received the Order of Merit for her tireless efforts during the Crimean War. She was the first female recipient of this honor. She is celebrated as an English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing.
Aside from Florence Nightingale, there are other lesser-known yet equally inspiring nurses in history that we must know about, and here are 12 of them: http://www.nursebuff.com/2014/10/greatest-nurses-in-history/ #Nursing #History #Badass #Vintage
Florence Nightingale Statue, London Road, Derby In those times, being a nurse was not a respectable job for a woman. In 1854 the Crimean war started. Nightingale volunteered. When Florence showed up in the army hospital she was appalled. There were diseases such as typhus, cholera and dysentery. She cleaned up the hospital and improving the quality of the sanitation; dramatically reducing the death rate of soldiers by 2/3.