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A portrait of Belgian Red Cross nurses treating a sick child, ca. 1910. Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection. National Library of Medicine

A portrait of Belgian Red Cross nurses treating a sick child, ca. Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection. National Library of Medicine

Florence Nightingale was a celebrated British social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. She came to prominence while serving as a nurse during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers.

Florence Nightingale was a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. Nightingale laid the foundation of professional nursing with the establishment of her nursing school at St Thomas' Hospital in London.

A nurse holding a lamp as she visits patients on a ward at Westminster Hospital, December 1940 (b/w photograph) - © Mirrorpix / Bridgeman Images

Nurses worked day and night to keep the soldiers in good hands, and sometimes were effected by the illnesses etc. They volunteered their time to keep the soldiers healthy.

Let's take a trip down the nursing memory lane.

I lived through the polio epidemic in the and know first had the horrendous impact prior to the Salk Vaccine. Nurse Tending Four Young Polio Patients.

25 Vintage Pictures That Prove Nurses Have Always Been Badass

25 Vintage Pictures That Prove Nurses Have Always Been Badass

Children's Ward, 1980's. Possibly G.B.

Children's Ward, 1980's. Possibly G.B.

Nurse

Nurse

The team: Nurses treated injured soldiers, British and German, at the hospital in Kent - article and pictures about the diary of a WW1 nurse

The team: Nurses treated injured soldiers, British and German, at the hospital in Kent - article and pictures about the diary of a nurse