Florence Nightingale recordings
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Florence Nightingale, byname Lady with the Lamp (born May 12, 1820, Florence [Italy]—died August 13, 1910, London, England), foundational philosopher of modern nursing, statistician, and social reformer. Nightingale was put in charge of nursing British and allied soldiers in Turkey during the Crimean War. She spent many hours in the wards, and her night rounds giving personal care to the wounded established her image as the “Lady with the Lamp.” Her efforts to formalize nursing education led her to establish the first scientifically based nursing school—the Nightingale School of Nursing, at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London (opened 1860). She also was instrumental in setting up training for midwives and nurses in workhouse infirmaries. She was the first woman awarded the Order of Merit (1907). International Nurses Day, observed annually on May 12, commemorates her birth and celebrates the important role of nurses in health care.
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Gift of Loretta C. Ford, 2006.
- Ford, Loretta C., 1920-
- Nightingale, Florence, 1856-1896
- Nutting, M. Adelaide (Mary Adelaide), 1858-1948
- University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
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- Finding aid prepared by Gail E. Farr, updated by Bethany Myers
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Note on typescript: "Transcribed at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois, September 1982."
This is a one page typescript about the creation of the 1890 recording and its reproduction by The National Vocarium engineers "Through the assistance and at the instance of The Trained Nurse and Hospital Review, New York," in September 1937.