Florence Nightingale, 1860 (c).

 
Florence Nightingale, 1860 (c).
4 0 c m
 
28cm
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm

Florence Nightingale, 1860 (c).

Photograph, 1860 (c).

Florence Nightingale was a legend in her own lifetime. Born into a wealthy family, she overcame the narrow opportunities offered to girls of her station and, despite the censure of her family, in 1851 she completed a course of nursing training in Germany. Following reports in The Times of the soldiers’ suffering in the Crimean War (1854-1856), Florence answered the appeal for nurses and was appointed ‘Superintendent of the Female Nurses in the Hospitals in the East’. The 'Lady-in-Chief', as Florence was called, improved medical and sanitary arrangements, set up food kitchens, washed linen and clothes, wrote home on behalf of the soldiers and introduced reading rooms.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
8059
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1963-12-227

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