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May 12

Florence Nightingale

1820 – Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy. From a distinguished Unitarian family in England, she trained as a nurse. She volunteered in the Crimean War and took 38 nurses with her to set up a barrack hospital. Nightingale devoted many years to army sanitary reform and to improving nursing and public health.

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