International Nurses Day: The story of Florence Nightingale who saved so many lives

An image appeared "Lady of the Lamp" Famous in the Illustrated London News of February 24, 1855

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Comment on the photo, The famous “Lady of the Lamp” picture appeared in the Illustrated London News of February 24, 1855

The world celebrates International Nurses Day on May 12 every year in recognition of the tireless and invaluable contributions of nurses to healthcare and global health security. This celebration comes on the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who is considered the pioneer of modern nursing.

Who is Florence Nightingale?

Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820 in Florence, Italy and died on August 13, 1910 in the British capital, London. She was a British nurse, social worker, and pioneer of modern nursing. She also practiced statistics. This is according to the Encyclopædia Britannica.

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