Florence Nightingale  

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I have lived and slept in the same bed with English countesses and Prussian farm women...no woman has excited passions among women more than I have.

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Florence Nightingale, (12 May 182013 August 1910), who came to be known as The Lady with the Lamp, was a pioneer of modern nursing, and a noted statistician. Florence Nightingale's lasting contribution has been her role in founding the modern nursing profession. She set a shining example for nurses everywhere of compassion, commitment to patient care, and diligent and thoughtful hospital administration.

She is believed to have suffered from bipolar disorder "Florence heard voices and experienced a number of severe depressive episodes in her teens and early 20s - symptoms consistent with the onset of bipolar disorder," Dr. Kathy Wisner, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. See this article.

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