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was a member of the British upper class when she became a nurse.
She traveled to the Crimean Penisula in 1854 to
improve the hospital conditions there during the Crimean War.
Hospitals there were more dangerous for soldiers than
battlefield. Florence changed that in spite of
opposition from the military doctors who didn't want a "society lady"
telling them how to run their hospitals. After returning to England she
spent the rest of her long life devoted to improving nursing and
medical care in general.|
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