1854 – Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses are sent to the Crimean War. | Nursing Uniforms of the Past and Present - Nurse Uniforms History

First head nurse of Canadian Contingent to Boer War Georgina Pope wears possibly her nurse uniform from Bellevue Hospital, New York, on

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.

Florence Nightingale, OM, RRC was a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. She came to prominence while serving as a nurse during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers.

How very little can be done under the spirit of fear. — Florence Nightingale

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1858, Florence Nightingale, photo not discovered until 2006. Florence Nightingale, one of nursing’s most important figures, gained worldwide attention for her work as a nurse during the Crimean War. She was dubbed “The Lady with the Lamp” after her habit of making rounds at night to tend to injured soldiers. Early photographs of Florence Nightingale are very rare because she was extremely reluctant to be photographed, partly for religious reasons.

1858 - Florence Nightingale is one of nursing’s most important figures. She gained worldwide attention for her work as a nurse during the Crimean War. dubbed “The Lady with the Lamp” after her habit of making rounds at night to tend to injured soldiers

Vintage Ladybird Book FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE Adventures from History Series 561 Matt 1965

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE Vintage Ladybird Book History Series 561 Matte Hardback 1973

This drawing portrays Florence Nightingale in a hospital ward. While she worked in various hospitals during the Crimean War, she often carried a lamp as she visited many of the patients each night. Florence became known as the "Lady with the Lamp."

This drawing portrays Florence Nightingale in a hospital ward. While she worked in various hospitals during the Crimean War, she often carried a lamp as she visited many of the patients each night. Florence became known as the "Lady with the Lamp.

Nurse RN Gift -  Florence Nightingale w. Lantern and Silver Glitter Caduceus - Nurse Graduation - RN Birthday Present

Nurse RN Gift - Florence Nightingale w. Lantern and Silver Glitter Caduceus - Nurse Graduation - RN Birthday Present

"The most important practical lesson that can be given to nurses is to teach them what to observe." - Florence Nightingale

"The most important practical lesson that can be given to nurses is to teach them what to observe." - Florence Nightingale Yeah, I posted this on the right board. Sherlock should have been a nurse.

Infographic of the 10 Most Noteable Nurses in History #nursing #history

This is an awesome list of the 10 most notable nurses throughout history! Gotta love this nurses-infographic

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