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Florence Nightingale opens her school for female nurses at St. Thomas's Hospital in London

Florence Nightingale, detail
06/24/1860
A small training school for female nurses opened in old buildings on the grounds of St. Thomas's Hospital in London with a first class of fifteen "probationer" women.  The founder of the school was Florence Nightingale, using funds raised in a public subscription to honor her service in the Crimean War.   Over the next twenty years 375 women completed the course and took up a nursing appointment.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Lynn McDonald (ed.), Florence Nightingale: The Nightingale School: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 12 (Ontario, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2009), 10.

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