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Florence Nightingale The Lady with the Lamp

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  • Florence Nightingale The Lady with the Lamp
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  • Florence Nightingale Born in Florence in 1820 First helped a sick dog with a broken leg Loved her dolls One day she visited a hospital THIS CHANGED HER LIFE
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  • Hospitals in 1830s Often people who went into hospital died They were Dirty Badly run Nurses didnt know what to do
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  • Florence Nightingale Parents did not want her to become a nurse She studied medicine books herself for years She was 30 when her parents let her go to Germany and Paris to study nursing
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  • Crimean War Broke out when Florence 34 was years old War Russia v Turkey(Britain and France) Reports were coming through about terrible conditions in hospitals
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  • Florence leaves London No cheering No crowds Youll be back, her family said
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  • She got to work Scrubbed the floors Cleaned the wards Washed the bedclothes Made the men comfortable
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  • In the night she carried a lamp so she was called The Lady with the Lamp Soldiers kissed her shadow
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  • They began to get better Sitting up, cheerful and happier!
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  • Letter from Queen Victoria Thanking Miss Nightingale and her ladies for all their hard work
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  • She was given a diamond brooch with Blessed are the merciful engraved on it
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  • Florence Nightingale died in 1910, age 90
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  • Until recently her picture was on our British 10 note
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  • She was famous all over the world She changed hospitals all over the world There is a museum in London which celebrates her life and work