The Top 10 Famous Nurses Who Made History

The Top 10 Famous Nurses Who Made History

Nursing history is a fascinating series of twists and turns. Often relegated to a secondary position within the medical community, many nurses affect history, have proven to be crusaders for change. Nurses, mentioned in the books of history, the world changed for the better. Here are ten of them.

1. Clara Barton


Clara Barton is a prominent figure in history. She was taking nursing as an old ten years after an older brother of injuries frequently need maintenance. Before traditionally taking up jobs held by men (and insist on getting paid) victim, civil works directly on the front line of the US Clara battle in war, traditionally male role of nurse when I started pigeon. During a battle, a bullet tearing through his clothes (but missing) and the human experience of death he was treated. Later he will be selected to produce the first branch of the Red Cross in the United States.

2. Florence Nightingale


Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton was British but for Americans. A nurse and Ukraine already well traveled with a group of women volunteers to go as a passenger, provide care for wounded British soldiers Florence. lobbied and the innovative field helped to create hospital, hygiene conditions and while maintaining the emphasis on covering the procedure, about 2 percent of wounded soldiers more than 40 percent horrified by the conditions in the field, they reducing mortality. After the war, part of the world’s first formal nursing school (now King’s College London for women) is found.

3. Mary Jane Seacole


Mary Jane Seacole was a contemporary of Florence Nightingale to provide assistance to British troops during the Crimean War. A Jamaican-born Creole (and proud of it), they use this knowledge to modern medicine traditional African and Caribbean side learned the theory side of things like infection from mother to nursing as an apprentice. He engaged in scientific research in order to advance the practice of medicine and the knowledge and expertise around the world. When he tried to provide relief in the Crimea was initially halted by the government. Then use its own funds to travel to the Crimea and to establish a recovery home for British officials. Florence Nightingale to Mary spoke highly of the work. His legacy was the same to open the door for non-white nurses Empire.

4. Dorothea Dix


Dorothea DIX I hate the way we treat people with mental illness. Originally a teacher, he became a student of mental health care in a time where mental health care means “bottom lock them in the basement.” How “crazy” people started doing the nationwide survey were treated across the US eastern seaboard began to supply reports for state assemblies. During his life in New Jersey in 1845 was mentally ill human lives and its efforts were rewarded when investing in an institution for treatment became the first American.

5. Mary Eliza Mahoney


It will not take you for a response Mahoney Mary Eliza. A black woman in the United States in the post war era, he eventually worked in the New England Hospital for Women and Children 15 years before being allowed to join the nursing school. He graduated in 1905 and began a career as a well-known and respected private care nurse. His identity, a medical facility (Howard Orphan Asylum) opened the door to find black nurses Head formal training, and enabled him to join what is known as the American Nurses Association. He was one of the first women to register to vote in Boston in 1920.

6. Lillian Wald


Lillian Woods was horrified by how they treat poor immigrants. A woman who said in 1893 to save the life had been abandoned and could not afford to pay it founded the organization “Public health nurses” in the Lower East Side Lillian Manhattan by a doctor after going is. The public health nurses of immigrants, provide subsidized health care to the poor, and those who can not afford healthcare in any other case. Its parent organization, the Henry Street Settlement continues to work to this day.

7. Margaret Sanger


Margaret Sanger was a dangerous woman. That his mother was in the early preparation of eighteen pregnant woman went to Margaret warpath. A time where Comstock has any information on reproductive health for porn law, gave public lectures, publications, circulars and magazines, smuggle diaphragms in the country, and care for women after gone wrong back street abortions provided. Margaret will be arrested for criminal spree, he will be found guilty in 1916. But an appeals court to women’s health problems and birth control legally and communicate by trained medical personnel ruled that it could be distributed. Margaret will now plan the leading organization in the name of the father.

8. Mary Breckinridge


Mary was a very different approach to women’s reproductive health than Margaret Breckinridge. While working as a nurse for the American Expeditionary Force in WWI, she met with European midwives. She quickly that their approach US climbed on a horse realized that can meet the needs of women living in the most remote areas of return, and the women around women’s reproductive health the prenatal and neonatal patients began to provide care for the birth, they can however whatever way they can, including epilepsy or trade, in the most inaccessible Appalachians allowed to parts. Soon nurses Frontier Nursing Service in Kentucky, were on their steps for the formation of an organization that continues to this day.

9. Mother Teresa


Anjeze Gonxhe Bojaxhiu was born in 1910 as the Ottoman Empire, Mother Teresa of India was committed to the care for the oppressed and marginalized people. A simple white sari for her traditional nun trading, they organize a special force nun nurses to provide health care to the slums of Calcutta. His most famous patient “untouchable” leper did not dare to approach anyone. While working under the auspices of the Catholic Church, to provide care for Muslims suffer, and die with nuns from the Sacred Ganges for Hindus to read the Qur’an for the supply of water, was clearly nonsectarian. Currently 4,500 people remaining nuns working in 133 countries to provide compassionate, non-denominational care world will be ignored.

10. Claire Bertschinger


Claire Bertschinger, unlike the rest of the nurses on this list, is not a difference in the world. UK and Swiss citizenship, he used his legal status as a key to being able to provide nursing services in the world’s war zones. However, this will change the famine that was it. In 1984 he will be working to provide aid for the starving in Ethiopia. To take part of the duties of a few dozen children were able to insert a feeding center for eating out of. First they eat and what they lack in an interview to a BBC News crew that caught the attention of singer-songwriter Bob Geldof are afraid of having to decide. Bob eventually will raise around a quarter of a billion dollars for famine relief that will organize the first of a series of concerts.

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