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Florence Nightingale. The Lady with the Lamp. 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. Often people who went into hospital died. They were Dirty Badly run

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florence nightingale

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
hospitals in 1830 s
Often people who went into hospital died

They were Dirty

Badly run

Nurses didn’t know what to do

Hospitals in 1830’s
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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
  • “You’ll be back,” her family said
she got to work
Scrubbed the floors

Cleaned the wards

Washed the bedclothes

Made the men comfortable

She got to work
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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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Letter from Queen Victoria
  • Thanking “Miss Nightingale and her ladies” for all their hard work
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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