Analysis Of Florence Nightingale 's Work During The Crimean War

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Over 600,000 American men lost their lives in the Civil War. Most of these men perished from disease and complications from wounds on the battlefield. Over 300,000 were wounded and needed medical care in camps and hospitals. Compassionate and devoted women compelled to support and assist in the war effort gathered supplies and offered their services by volunteering as nurses. Inspired by Florence Nightingale’s work during the Crimean War, many critical relief agencies have been established throughout history (Geisberg, 2000). The Sanitary Commission was formed providing imperative care for soldiers, which was the precursor of the American Red Cross, founded by Clara Barton in 1881. This was the start of a major revolution progression to the right of women being able to perform higher roles for society. The roles of women throughout history continues to change to this day
Over the years nursing has evolved considerably on the battlefields across the world, with this transformation women have went from uneducated, unwelcomed caregivers to educated and valued professionals.
Nursing and caring for the wounded and ill changed during the Crimean War by one woman, Florence Nightingale. During the Crimean War in 1854 when Britain and France fought against Russia 900,000 soldiers died, most of which suffered from diseases caused by their horrendous living conditions. Nightingale, along with 37 other nurses volunteered to travel to Turkey to help. Nightingale made it her mission…

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