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Nightingale, Florence

(1820–1910). Hospital reformer, philanthropist; “The Lady with the Lamp”; b. Florence, It., of Eng. parents and named after that city; trained at deaconess institute, Kaiserswerth, Ger. (see Deaconesses, 5), then studied the nursing system and management in hosps. of the Sisters of St. Vincent de Paul, Paris; with money raised in recognition of her services in the Crimea 1854–56 she est. the Nightingale Home for training nurses at St. Thomas's and King's Coll. Hosps., London. Works include Notes on Nursing.

The Florence Nightingale pledge;

“I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this essembly to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully.

“I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will nott take or knowingly administer any harmful rug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard f my profession, and will hold in confidence all pwrsonal metters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling.

“With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.”


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