History |Mary Bickerdyke

Mary Bickerdyke was known as "Mother" Bickerdyke, due to her nursing of soldiers during the Civil War.Mary Ann (Ball) Bickerdyke was a nurse and health care provider to the Union Army during the American Civil War.Bickerdyke was born on July 19, 1817, near Mount Vernon, Ohio. She enrolled at Oberlin College, one of the few … Continue reading History |Mary Bickerdyke

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A Day in History| Florence Nightingale

Famous for being the 'Lady with the Lamp' who organised the nursing of sick and wounded soldiers during the Crimean War, Florence Nightingale's far-sighted ideas and reforms have influenced the very nature of modern healthcare. Her greatest achievement was to transform nursing into a respectable profession for women and in 1860, she established the first … Continue reading A Day in History| Florence Nightingale