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Nightingale, Florence

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishNightingale, FlorenceFlorence NightingaleNightingale, Florence 🔊 🔊 (1820–1910) an English nurse who became greatly admired when she set up a hospital for soldiers in Turkey during the Crimean War. She became known as the Lady with the Lamp, because she walked around the hospital in the evenings with a lamp to check that everything was in order. She set up a school for nurses, making nursing (=the job of being a nurse) into a real profession. Someone who cares for ill people is sometimes compared to Florence Nightingale.
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