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Florence Nightingale Museum

St Thomas' Hospital, 2 Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7EW. Tel : 02076200374

On 12 May 1820 Florence Nightingale was born in Italy and was named Florence after the city where she was born. As she grew into adulthood Florence developed an interest in the social work, and started to make visits to the homes of the sick in the villages and began to leran more and more about hospitals and nursing. It was forbidden by her parents to become a nurse as in those days it was thought that being a nurse it wasn't a suitable profession for a well educated young lady. Later on her family decided to send Florence on trip around Europe with some family friends, Charles and Selina Bracebridge. On their way through Germany they visited Pastor Theodor Fliedner's hospital and school for deaconesses at Kaiserswert. It was then decided that Florence would go back to Kaiserswerth to undertake three months nursing training. Florence Nightingale focuse on writings on hospital planning and organisation that proved an enormous effect in England and across the world.

 

 

 

 

Ajourney through the life and work of Florence Nightingale ...