Florence Nightingale's Role In The Crimean War

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Ever wonder who came up with simple medical processes, such as washing your hands? Well, that would be a woman named Florence Nightingale, but that’s not all she’s known for. Born on May 12, 1820 in Italy, Nightingale came from a family of elite’s. Her mother came from a long line of merchants and her dad was a landowner. Florence choose to take a different path. Florence was an important leader and left a legacy for multiple reasons, the most noticed are that she helped in the Crimean war, cared for her patients, and advanced modern medicine. Florence was best known for her work in the Crimean war. For instance, an article about Florence on NCBI stated that during the Crimean War, she took 38 nurses to the war hospital and worked to heal the wounded soldiers. Furthermore, Biography.com states, “During the Crimean War, she and a team of nurses improved the unsanitary conditions at a British base hospital, reducing the death count by two-thirds.” Marjie Bloy wrote “Nightingale offered her services to the War Office on 14 October but her friend Sidney Herbert — the Secretary for War — already had written to her, suggesting that she should go out to the Crimea.” All of these quotes state that she went to help in the hospital in the Crimean war. However, they also state how she changed the sanitary conditions of the hospital where…show more content…
The sanitary conditions would be disgusting. However, Nightingale made it a goal to make sure that didn’t happen. Although Nightingale had many achievements, such as some that earned her the name “the lady with the lamp”, the most recognized are her part in the Crimean war, how she cared for her patients, and advancing modern medicine. So what was Florence’s impact on the future? The answer to that lies in the doctor’s offices, hospitals, and emergency rooms you visit every
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