I.C.● Name: Florence Nightingale● Date of birth: 12 May 1820 th● Date of death: 13 August 1910 ( 90 years old) th● Profession: Nurse● Parents: Unknown
LIFE AS A NURSEFlorence Nightingale accompanied her mother on visits to sick villagers who served on farms of large families. The lack of medicines, lack of resources for treatment and the poor functioning of hospitals and ways to help.
THE CRIMEAN WARThe Crimean War was a conflict between the Russian and an alliance of the French Empire the Britishand the Ottoman, and the Kingdom of Sardinia. war was part of a long-running contest between the major European powers for influence over territories of the declining Ottoman Empire. Most of the conflict took place on the Crimean Peninsula, but there were smaller campaigns in western Anatolia, Caucasus, the Baltic Sea, the Pacific Ocean and the White Sea.
SHE IN THE CRIMEAN WAR● Those British troops wounded from fighting on the Crimean Peninsula were shipped across the Black Sea to medical stations in Turkey. These stations were poorly staffed, with insufficient supplies, and the medical and sanitary conditions were awful. This terrible state of affairs was reported by the media in Britain. Thirty eight voluntary nurses, amongst them Florence Nightingale, travelled to Turkey to help relieve the situation.
SHE IN THE CRIMEAN WARFlorence Nightingale proved herself to be hugely resourceful. Her competence and generosity were reported back in Great Britain. The Times Newspaper described her deeds in the following excerpt.