Florence Nightingale was born in Italy in 1810, later moving to London. Early on, she knew her calling was caring for the sick. Despite her family’s objections, she pursued nursing training in Egypt, Germany and France.
Nightingale proved her skills in the Crimean War, where she led 38 women to nurse the troops. Her efficient approach reduced death rates from 50% to 2%. Her successes, reported in The London Times, made her famous.
Florence shared her emotional life primarily with other women, and rejected any offers of marriage. Despite her own ill health, she advocated for preventive medicine and better medical treatment for the poor.
Clearly, she made nursing a respectable profession for women worldwide.
“The Rainbow Minute,” a radio show on WRIR, Richmond Independent Radio, is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM every Weekday at 9:03am, 12:30pm and 4:30pm. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.
The Rainbow Minute is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM, WRIR Richmond Independent Radio, every Weekday at 7:59 a.m, 12:29 p.m. and 4:59 p.m. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.
The Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond is hosting the “Truthful History Heals” exhibit, an artistic re-imagining of Monument Avenue and other historical markers into more accurate representations of history. “Truthful History Heals” was curated by Beth Marschak, a life-long LGBTQ activist and Chair of the Board at Diversity Richmond. ”It started out because I was [...]