STEMinist of the Day: Florence Nightingale

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Are stemming. Most of the day is synonymous with excellence in nursing named the lady with the lamp. She revolutionized hospital sanitation and used her command of statistics to advocate for health reform. Let's talk about florence. Nightingale florence nightingale was born on may twelfth eighteen twenty two an upper class english family with florence and her older sister parthenon dopey are named for the italian cities where they were born growing up in a wealthy family. Florence split her time between the families to english estates and was home schooled by her father. Despite receiving an education the expectation for florence was to marry young and start a family but florence had other ideas when florence was a teenager. She believed she received a message from god calling her to work with the poor and the sick when florence told her parents she wished to pursue a career in nursing. They were not pleased at the time. Nursing was thought of as a lowly service position. not at all what. The nightingale family had intended for their daughter but confident in her calling. Florence would not be deterred and refuse to entertain the idea of marriage eventually. Florence's father gave in and she was permitted to attend nursing school in both germany and paris. Eventually florence's father gave in and she was permitted to attend nursing school in both germany and france. Florence quickly made a name for herself in the medical community and she returned to london in eighteen fifty. Three to serve superintendent of a hospital that catered to upper class gentlewoman in eighteen fifty four. The crimean war broke out and the british army found itself ill equipped to handle the sudden and overwhelming number of injured soldiers. Newspapers began to report on the poor conditions of these facilities which were plagued by overcrowding a lack of supplies and unsanitary practices. The army needed. Help the secretary of war sidney. Herbert contacted florence and asked if she would lead a group of nurses to treat the wounded soldiers.

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