Thursday, 13 August 2015

13th August

Florence Nightingale

1820 – 1910

Florence Nightingale, social reformer, statistician and nurse was born in Florence, Italy. She came to prominence while serving as a manager of nurses trained by her during the Crimean War where she spent her night rounds giving personal care to the wounded, establishing her image as the 'Lady with the Lamp.'

During the Crimean War, she and a team of nurses improved conditions at a British base hospital, reducing the death count by two-thirds. Her writings sparked worldwide health care reform. In 1860 she established St. Thomas' Hospital and the Nightingale Training School for Nurses. She died August 13, 1910, in London.


I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.

I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.

The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm.