Nightingale Florence


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Night·in·gale

 (nīt′n-gāl′, nī′tĭng-), Florence Known as "the Lady with the Lamp." 1820-1910.
British nurse who organized and directed a unit of field nurses during the Crimean War (1853-1856) and is considered the founder of modern nursing.
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