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Essay, Biography or Paragraph on “Florence Nightingale” complete biography for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Florence Nightingale

 

England : ‘Lady with the Lamp’

Birth : 1820       Death : 1910

Florence Nightingale laid the foundation of modern nursing by organizing it on a scientific basis. She is better known throughout the world as ‘The Lady with the Lamp’. Florence Nightingale was a wonderful woman who rejecting the comforts and luxuries of homely life, dedicated herself to the selfless service of the sick and the wounded with a missionary zeal. During the Crimean War (1854-1856), she came to British army hospital at Scutari in Turkey from Italy as a member of the 40 member nursing team. She did a very commendable job at this hospital and improved the condition of the hospital, spending her own money. She cared more about the wounded than about her own com forts. Being busy in the service of others she also had to take much trouble. By her dedication to the service of the patients in the hospital, she brought a new ray of hope to them. While visiting patients at night, she used to hold a lamp in her hand and so she came to be known as ‘The Lady with the Lamp’. She founded a nursing school at London’s St. Thomas’s Hospital and also encouraged the British women to join the medical profession.

Florence Nightingale was born in Florence (Italy) in 1820. Her parents wanted her to lead a happy, comfortable domestic life but she made it known that instead she wanted to serve mankind. Her parents had ultimately to bow before the indomitable will of their daughter. Florence Nightingale received training in Nursing in Germany and France. She is known for her reforms in the British hospitals which lacked in even basic facilities and as an organizer of the nursing system. Florence Nightingale died in London in 1910, at the ripe age of 90.

Florence Nightingale was an embodiment of sacrifice and compassion and her noble life will always inspire the people of the world of selfless service.

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