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Who was Florence Nightingale?

Florence Nightingale is a famous British nurse who lived from 1820-1910. She helped to make hospitals cleaner, and wrote books about how to be a good nurse. Much of what we now about clean, organised hospital conditions today is thanks to Florence's hard work and research. She began her nursing career during the Crimean war and campaigned for better hospital conditions for the wounded soldiers there. She is considered the founder of modern nursing.