12 May 2015 – Celebrating International Nurses’ Day!
Her conception of God was certainly not orthodox. She felt towards Him as she might have towards a glorified sanitary engineer; and in some of her speculations she seems hardly to distinguish between the Deity and the Drains.
– Lytton Strachey
Florence Nightingale – known as the Lady of the Lamp – was the pioneer of proper nursing. She worked selflessly and tirelessly as a young nurse during the Crimean War. She campaigned for clean up in filthy army field hospital thereby dramatically slashing death of wounded soldiers from typhoid and cholera between 1854 – 1856.
Florence had a favourite prayer which comes from the end of Plato’s Phaedrus.
“Give me beauty in the inward soul, and may the outward and inward man be at one.”