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Albert, French physician, 1851-1927. See: Florence crystals.

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(1820-1910), considered the founder of modern nursing. After limited formal training in nursing in Germany and Paris, she became superintendent in 1853 of a small hospital in London. Her outstanding success in reorganizing the hospital led the British government to request that she head a mission to the Crimea, where Britain was fighting a war with Russia. After her return to England in 1856, she wrote Notes on Hospitals and Notes on Nursing and founded a training school for nurses at St. Thomas' Hospital, where she attracted well-educated, dedicated women. The graduates became matrons of the most important hospitals in Great Britain, thus raising the standards of nursing across the nation and eventually around the world. Although she was, by then, bedridden much of the time, she carried on her work on the sanitary reform of India, conducted a study of midwifery, helped establish visiting nurse services, and worked for the reform of the poor laws in which she proposed separate institutions for the sick, the insane, the incurable, and children. One of Florence Nightingale's outstanding contributions was significantly decreasing the infection-related death rate through cleanliness. After Longfellow wrote Santa Filomena, she became known as "The Lady with the Lamp"; the Nightingale Pledge, named after her, embodies her ideals and has inspired thousands of young graduating nurses.
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The authors dedicate this work to the memory of Professor Simonetta Gori Savellini, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.
Jonathan Mann, former chief of the World Health Organization's global AIDS program, announced at the closing session of the International AIDS conference in Florence, Italy, that the AIDS pandemic is growing in momentum and HIV "will reach most, if not all, human communities.
FLORENCE, ITALY -- New Zealand's children bore the brunt of the country's neo-conservative policies in the 1980's and early 1990's.
CHIEFS IN NEED OF a little rest and renaissance can find a week of uninterrupted quiet time in Florence, Italy, on a retreat for corporate soul-searchers called A Tuscan Sabbatical.
from the University of Toronto and has worked as a researcher at the University of Florence, Italy, for the University of Ottawa and the University of Toronto.
University and Mario Vietri of the Osservatorio Astrofisico Arcetri in Florence, Italy, cite new astronomical and statistical evidence suggeting that a significant fraction of these bright, compact objects may be the images of more distant quasars substantially amplified by the gravitational effect of individual stars in intervening galaxies that happen to be near Earth.
FLORENCE, Italy, Nov 25 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ambassador to Italy Sheikh Ali Khaled Al-Jaber Al-Sabah met Tuesday with Mayor of Florence Dario Nardella.
USA, which ranked fourth in the world, beat world Number one Brazil in four outstanding sets 3-1 to claim their second World League title at the Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence, Italy on Sunday night.
The result of a March 2007 conference organized by the International Scientific Committee on Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration; the International Centre of Study for the Conservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property; and the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco of Florence, Italy, this volume contains 43 papers philosophically exploring which values and criteria should be considered pertinent to making decisions in the field of heritage conservation and restoration.
It was a particular pleasure to watch the dancers of Balletto di Toscana, the twelve-year-old company based in Florence, Italy, in their American debut.