Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Maev Kennedy

  • Florence Nightingale, The Lady with the Lamp

    Florence Nightingale visiting the sick.  Wellcome Library, London For generations, Florence Nightingale has been known as the Saintly Angel of Mercy or the Lady with the Lamp, and her story has been told many times. She arrived in Scutari in November of 1854 with thirty-eight women volunteers, sent by her close friend, the war secretary,…