Registered: May 2008 Location: ALABAMA Posts: 2,988
FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE 1820-1910
I would love to have interviewed Florence Nightingale!
I admire the English nurse who founded modern nursing and made outstanding contributions to the knowledge and improvement of public health. Born of wealthy parents who believed in social reform, she chose to serve God through service to society. I would ask about this calling and her experiences in revolutionizing health care. After her training in Nursing, she took 38 nurses to care for the British military in the Crimean War. The death rate was 60% in the military hospital and she reduced it by 2/3 with sanitation and other measures. Her father had taught her languages, history, philosophy and math. She used statistical measures to show that sanitation resulted in less typhus, cholera, and dysentery. Most doctors did not believe or practice sanitation and the germ theory was only validated in 1890s. I would like to know how she dealt with them.
Florence was interviewed by Queen Victoria and in 1907 the King gave her an award of Merit - the first female to receive it.
Credits: Silvia Romeo Seasons of Wonders paper and Tristesse Paper(recolored); Elka Romero Weekly Sample 16 Ribbon and bow. The photo I blended into the first paper is from the Florence Nightingale museum. The figurine of Miss Nightingale is mine - a happy find at a London flea market the day after I had seen one in museum in 1993! I can still see the woman at her table cheerful and singing! Font is Franklin Gothic.
Registered: January 2006 Location: NJ Posts: 11,747
Mon July 25, 2011 10:56pm
Great page and thanks for the history lesson!
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Registered: December 2008 Location: Kerrville, TX Posts: 76
Tue July 26, 2011 9:42pm
My mother-in-law was a nurse and she was very dedicated to her profession. I think that an interview with Florence Nightingale would have been the most important thing to my mother-in-law, Florence Taylor as well. They may be conversing right now in heaven.