Nightingale, Florence

Nightingale, Florence
(1820–1910)
   Philanthropist.
   Nightingale was born into an aristocratic English family in Florence. In the face of strong disapproval, she insisted on studying nursing and she visited the Sisters of Charity in Alexandria in 1849 and fliedner’s Deaconesses at Kaiserswerth in 1851. An opportunity came with the outbreak of the Crimean War in 1854: with the support of the Secretary of State for War and in the teeth of innumerable obstructions from the military establishment, she completely transformed the chaotic hospital in Scutari, in the process becoming a household name. On her return to England, she was personally commended by Queen Victoria and the Nightingale School for Nurses was founded in St Thomas’s Hospital in 1860. Her Notes on Nursing remained a standard text book for many years and went through many editions. Her powerful social connections and her indomitable will totally changed the image and nature of the nursing profession.
   M.E. Baly, Florence Nightingale and the Nursing Legacy (1986);
   L. Strachey, Eminent Victorians (1918);
   C. Woodham-Smith, Florence Nightingale (1950).

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  • Nightingale, Florence — UK [ˈnaɪtɪŋɡeɪl, ˈflɒr(ə)ns] US [ˈnaɪtɪŋˌɡeɪl, ˈflɔrəns] http://www.macmillandictionary.com/med2cd/weblinks/nightingale florence.htm See:Florence Nightingale …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nightingale, Florence — См. Florence Nightingale. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • Nightingale, Florence — born May 12, 1820, Florence, Italy died Aug. 13, 1910, London, Eng. Italian born British nurse, founder of trained nursing as a profession. As a volunteer nurse, she was put in charge of nursing the military in Turkey during the Crimean War. Her… …   Universalium

  • Nightingale, Florence — UK [ˈnaɪtɪŋɡeɪl, ˈflɒr(ə)ns] / US [ˈnaɪtɪŋˌɡeɪl, ˈflɔrəns] See: Florence Nightingale …   English dictionary

  • Nightingale,Florence — Night·in·gale (nītʹn gāl , nīʹtĭng ), Florence. Known as “the Lady with the Lamp.” 1820 1910. British nurse who organized (1854) and directed a unit of field nurses during the Crimean War and is considered the founder of modern nursing. * * * …   Universalium

  • NIGHTINGALE, FLORENCE —    a famous philanthropic nurse, born at Florence, of wealthy English parentage; at the age of 22 entered the institution of Protestant Deaconesses at Kaiserswerth to be trained as a nurse, and afterwards studied the methods of nursing and… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Nightingale, Florence — ► (1820 1910) Enfermera británica. Se hizo famosa durante la Guerra de Crimea, donde logró que la mortalidad descendiera del 42% al 20%. * * * (12 may. 1820, Florencia, Italia–13 ago. 1910, Londres, Inglaterra). Enfermera británica nacida en… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Nightingale, Florence — Night|in|gale, Flor|ence [ naıtıŋ,geıl, flɔrəns ] noun a woman who is very kind to someone who is sick …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Nightingale, Florence —  (1820–1910) English nurse and hospital reformer …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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