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Famous Nurses Throughout History

By Zaf Udin 01/10/2012 Google+

Whether the world is at war or enjoying a peaceful time, dedicated professionals have provided medical assistance, comfort and care to people. These professionals in the medical field are nurses. Nurses over the course of time have provided health care to young and old. Nurses have also helped people in a variety of settings from caring for the wounded during wartime to emergency room care to helping patients in nursing homes.

Over time nurses have made a number of important contributions to the medical field. Nurses have become important professionals in the medical profession. Nurses such as Florence Nightingale, Dorothea Dix and Clara Barton have become household names among the nursing industry as well as the general public. Here are some helpful links and information about some of the more famous nurses in history. While the nurses listed below are well-known, all of the nurses in the field provide important care and understanding for all patients they come in contact with.

We hope you enjoy reading about these famous figures in the nursing profession. By learning more about these famous nurses, you will have a better understanding and appreciation of all nurses.

Clara Barton

Florence Nightingale

  • Nursing Pioneer - information on the work of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale.

  • Nightingale Biography - helpful resource on the life of Florence Nightingale and her work in nursing reform.

Dorothea Dix

Mary Seacole

Margaret Sanger

  • Margaret Sanger Biography - information on the work in family planning of Margaret Sanger.

  • Sanger Biography - helpful site showing information on the life and career of Margaret Sanger in the field of nursing.

Helen Fairchild

Mary Breckinridge

Linda Richards

Nurses have played an important role in our history. From serving the needs of injured during wartime to leading the fight for reform and education, nurses have played a crucial role. We hope this information was helpful in learning more about some of the pioneers of nursing. Visit this page again for periodic updates on some famous nurses in history.