Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale

The Lady of the Lamp

Book - 1975
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The "Lady of the Lamp" radiated the light of the Savior in a dark place--to both body and soul of her patients.Born into a wealthy English family in the 1820's, Florence Nightingale could have chosen a life of ease and elegance. Her love for her Savior, however, compelled her to resist the social expectations of her day. Choosing not to marry, she obeyed her God-given call to nursing, despite strenuous family opposition that said she was throwing her life away to enter such a "lower class" work.Led by God to minister to the thousands of wounded soldiers suffering under barbarously inhumane conditions in the Crimean War, Florence's sacrificial service brought her worldwide fame. Yet fame did not deter her from her life's work: rather, she used her influence to institute sweeping healthcare reforms. Eventually she elevated nursing to a respected profession for women.The story of one courageous woman who helped transform society!
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, c1975.
ISBN: 9780871239853
087123985X
Characteristics: 125 p. ;,18 cm.

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