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Florence Nightingale, born on 12 May 1820, was an English Social Reformer, statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. She came into power while serving as a manager and the trainer of nurses during the Crimean War. During the War, she served good care for the wounded soldiers at Constantinople. She gave a positive reputation to nursing and became an icon of Victorian Culture. She was also named “The Lady with the Lamp” for making proper arrangements and assisting the wounded soldiers at night.
She was a talented writer. She had written most of her books to spread medical knowledge among other people. Some of her plots were written in plain simple English which could be easily understood by common people. She was also a master in Data Visualization. She utilized her skills in creating graphical presentations of the data.
She initially gained fame when she led a team of 38 nurses to staff an overseas British Army during the Crimean War. The newspapers reported unsanitary conditions at the Military hospital to which the Secretary of War responded by appointing a team of nurses. The Secretary was a friend of Nightingales. She knew her leadership skills and that she could handle the situation very well. When Nightingale and her team arrived at the hospital, its condition was far worse than reported. The wards were heavily overcrowded, patients covered with rags and dried blood and excrement. The water supply was contaminated and the food was not up to the mark. Sewage was discharged on the floors of the hospital. Dead animals rotted in the courtyard. Nightingale could not accept that situation of the hospital and asked her nurses to sanitize the wards, address the condition of the patients while she got busy addressing more basic problems of the hospital like proper ventilation of the wards, providing decent food and water supply. She even included her own funds to rectify the situation of the hospital. She also kept proper statistics of the fatality rate which she noticed dropped by 2% in 6 months. She became a national hero by this generous act of hers.