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EDITORIAL: Time to thank our nurses

INTERNATIONAL Nurses Day is celebrated each year on May 12, the birthday of the woman revered as the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. Born in 1820 into an upper-class British family at a time when women of her stature were expected to devote themselves to home and hearth, Nightingale’s life-saving efforts during the Crimean War saw her immortalised as the ‘‘lady with the lamp’’. In a long life – she lived to 90 – Nightingale made enormous contributions to a range of fields, including mathematics and the women’s movement.