Florence Nightingale was a legend in her own lifetime and one of the most famous women in British history.
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Florence was showered with awards and decorations in recognition of her work. But by February the death rate at the hospital had risen to 42 per cent. He felt that Florence did 'not appear to be amiable in ordinary intercourse with her equals or superiors. From there they sailed to Constantinople now Istanbul , arriving on 3 November. P Presley Hart.
Once the nurses were trained, they were sent to hospitals all over Britain, where they introduced her ideas. Although it was feared that she was near to death, by 24 May Lord Raglan was able to telegraph London that she was out of danger. With the exception of nuns, the women who worked as nurses were often ill-trained and poorly disciplined.