Otázka: Florance Nightingale
Probably one of the most famous people in the medical profession they called her ,,The Lady of the Lamp“, she was the English famous nurse. She was born into a wealthy family in 1820, and as she grew up, she developer an interest in helping others. When she had 17 years she decided to be nurce, but parents didn´t share same passion. Father gave her a permission to able to go by train to Germany like nurse when she had 31 years.
By 1853, Florance was running a women´s hospital inb London. However, her services were soon needed, because in 1854 starts Crimean War and she was travelled to Scutari in Turkey to help wouned soldiers.She was horrified by the hospital conditions. Disease spread guickly and many of soldiers died.
Florance and her nurses soon went about changing the situation. They set up a kitchen to provide better food,wash their clothes and lots of soldiers survived.
And why Lady of the Lamp? She was only woman allowed in the hospital after eight o´clockl at night, soldiers saw her with the lamp. And she was like hero came back to England. Florance not wanted fame she returned in secret. She wrote book called ,, Notes on Nursing“ and met with Queen Victoria to disscus future nursing. The Nightingale school and Home for Nurses opened in 1860 and five years later Nightingale nurses started to work. She passed away in her sleep in her own house on 13th August, 1910, at the age of 90.
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