Happy Birthday to the World's Most Famous Nurse - page 2

Upon graduation from nursing school, we all probably remember reciting the Nightingale Pledge, a modified "Hippocratic Oath" composed in 1893 by Mrs. Lystra E. Gretter and a Committee for the Farrand... Read More

  1. Visit  tnbutterfly profile page
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    I love the vintage nursing stuff, too.

    Thanks for the link to the movie. I doubt that Flo looked like Jaclyn Smith. LOL
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  2. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    Quote from tnbutterfly
    I love the vintage nursing stuff, too.

    Thanks for the link to the movie. I doubt that Flo looked like Jaclyn Smith. LOL
    . . .or Kay Francis . . . in The White Angel (1936) gotta love Hollywood versions of reality (?) Thanks for the youtube link, too tnbutterfly that's what I love about AN so much to learn!

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  3. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    Some of you might remember Country Joe and the Fish ("And it's one, two, three, what are we fighting for? Don't ask me, I don't give a damn, Next stop is Viet Nam ...") As it turns out, he's a huge fan of our lady here and has quite a website for her. Check it out!

    Country Joe McDonald's Florence Nightingale Tribute
  4. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page
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    Can you imagine providing patient care in all those crinolines? *LOL*

    And those aprons/pinafores! Blasted things would be almost standard issue for nurse's uniforms well past the 1950's in some areas of the western world. Students would be the last to suffer with them and IIRC there are still some schools that put their girls in some variation of them.
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  5. Visit  Nurse lonalee profile page
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    how sweet! i must say she is one of the best foundering father's of nursing.
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  6. Visit  tnbutterfly profile page
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    OK....... No one has guessed the answer to this bit of trivia:
    What animal did Florence Nightingale carry with her, even when doing hospital rounds?
    Florence Nightingale kept an owl by her side most of the time.

    This little baby Owl (Athena noctue) was rescued by Florence after a fall from its nest at the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. She was in the possession of some Greek youngsters, who were tormenting the infant hatchling. Her nursing instincts came into being as she fed and trained the owl to enter a cage giving it the moniker, Athena after the Greek goddess. Soon it would perch on her finger to receive its daily meal and afterwards bow and curtsy on whatever object was nearby. Athena began travelling everywhere, safely lodged in the pocket of Florence. The bird became famous as her trademark, but infamous as well...the fierce expressive bird used its long, sharp beak to peck intrusive human visitors

    To read more about Flo's unusual devoted companion, you can go to Owlet Athena (1850 - 1855) - Find A Grave Memorial
  7. Visit  Annachu512 profile page
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    Wow, we share a birthday! Very interesting
  8. Visit  TJ74 profile page
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    In truth the death rate in Scutari was higher than in any other Crimean hospital.

    A much better Crimean role model would be Mary Seacole who actually went to the front line and worked (and drank) with the soldiers there.
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  9. Visit  whodatlady504 profile page
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    wonderful!!
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  10. Visit  tnbutterfly profile page
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    Bumping this back up for Flo's birthday and the end of Nurses Week. Flo would've been 194 today.

    Happy Birthday Flo!
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  11. Visit  Mr Midwife profile page
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    Quote from TJ74
    In truth the death rate in Scutari was higher than in any other Crimean hospital.

    A much better Crimean role model would be Mary Seacole who actually went to the front line and worked (and drank) with the soldiers there.
    I'm so glad someone got this in before I did. Much of Ms Seacoles work in the war was overshadowed and its such a shame that even today there is controversy surrounding her work and actions.
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    Quote from DoGoodThenGo
    Not knocking the excellent body of work produced by FN, but her movement of nursing education and governance into hospital has cast a pall over the profession that had lasting consequences.

    More than one hundred years later though hospitals no longer educate a bulk of nurses in most countries, they still exert tremendous control over the profession, especially in the United States. Indeed some wonder if nursing will ever reach autonomous professional status in any part of the Untied States at least for one reason, a large part of the profession cannot practice independent of hospitals and therefore that body still maintains a strong control.
    Just for the record, the Nightingale-style schools in England, although they were affiliated with a hospital to provide training sites for the students, were completely separate entities from the hospital and the hospital administration had no control over them. That aspect (hospitals owning and operating the schools) was a US invention which Flo strongly objected to.


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