Grand Rounds: Diversity

Florence Nightingale

The next grand round is up at Health Blogs Observatory. This grand round is dedicated to Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale was born on this day, May 12, 189 years ago. As you probably know, she is famous for being the ‘Lady with the Lamp’ who devoted her life to nursing and campaigning for better health care and sanitation for all. Her greatest achievement was to make nursing a respectable profession. Florence’s writings on hospital planning and organization had a profound effect in England and across the world, publishing over 200 books, reports and pamphlets. She died at the age of 90 as one of the most famous and influential women of the 19th century. Her writings continue to be a resource for nurses, health managers and planners to this day.

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