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The Progressive world is necessarily divided into two classes-those who take the best of what there is and enjoy it-those who wish for something better and try to create it

Love is the fundamental energy of the human spirit, the fuel on which we run, the well spring of our vitality.

Caring and nursing are two sides of the same coin and complement each other and are the hallmarks of the caring profession.

At the heart of nursing is the human being

Nightingale the Nurse - To nurse was also to hold a hand, to look with love, to be their for the dying.

Date: August 24, 2013

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‘I work in the wards all day and write all night.’

There were no night nurses, but Florence Nightingale, lamp in hand, each night traversed alone the four miles of beds it was generally for into the night before she again reached her quarter nor to rest but to write reports, and also letters for the soldiers and relatives of dead soldiers.   A letter written to Dr. Bomman November 15th , 1854, Florence Nightingale gives definite statistics: “——on Thursday last…

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Date: August 24, 2013

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LETTERS

A Trip to Egypt 39 letters written to her family- on her return her sister Parthenope insisted on putting her letters into print- Florence refused – Never the less Parthe persisted and if it had not been for Parthe – these letters would have been lost to us. In one of her letters to her father Florence tells him that she is desperate to escape the bitterness and pain of…

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Date: August 24, 2013

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If Florence Nightingale be the founder of modern Nursing – Sidney Herbert must rank as its patron Sidney Herbert’s tribute to Florence Nightingale

He paid his tribute by placing of his statue next to that of Florence Nightingale in waterloo place. It was a brave and original step considering that this step was taken in English mid-nineteenth century!! EPOCH-MAKING IDEA To have women nurses with the British Army! It was immodest, unthinkable, revolutionary! Yet it was not only suggested but carried into effect. The step was bold – but if it had not…

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Date: August 24, 2013

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TRIBUTE TO FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE

Gandhiji wrote the following article on Florence Nightingale, which was published in Indian Opinion on September 9th, 1915. “Fifty years ago, the various facilities for nursing the wounded which are available today did not exist, People did not come out to render aid in large number as they do now. Surgery was not as efficacious then as it is today. There were in those days very few men who considered…

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Date: August 24, 2013

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The British Soldier’s Feeling of Thanks and Reverence of Florence Nightingale.

On a dark lovely night on Crimea’s dread shores. There ‘d been bloodshed and strife on the morning before; The dead and the dying lay bleeding around, Some crying for help-there was none to be found. Now God is his mercy. He pitied their cries, and the soldiers cheerful the morning to rise. Refrain So, forward my lads, may your hearts never fail. You are cheered by the presence of…

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Date: August 24, 2013

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To The Lady of The Lamp August 13, 1910.

One star still burns albeit the sun declines, A light goes out, but still one lamp is clear; The lamp of duty born to persevere That one time down dark Scutari’s noisome lines Of indescribable agony shone, still shines; Still dying soldiers feel an angel’s cheer, Content to kiss love’s shadow passing near. And the worst battle woe had anodynes. Dear lady of the lamp so brave, so frail, The…

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Date: August 24, 2013

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The Nightingale Pledge

“The Nightingale Pledge” written by Mrs.Lystra E. Getter, Superintendent Harper Hospital Detroit, USA in honor of Florence Nightingale in 1893. I solemnly pledge myself before God And in the presence of this assembly, To pass my life in purity and to practice My profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is Deleterious and mischievous and Will not take or knowingly administer Any harmful drug. I will do all in my…

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Date: August 24, 2013

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GLORIOUS TRIBUTES TO A ‘MINISTERING-ANGEL’

Henri Dunant, speech on Florence Nightingale at the Geneva Convection (August, 1864) To the many who pay their homage to Miss Nightingale, though a very humble person of a small country, Switzerland, I yet want to add my tribute of praise and admiration. As the founder of the Red Cross and originator of the diplomatic Convention of Geneva, I feel emboldened to pay my homage. To Miss Nightingale I give…

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