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Florence Nightingale
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  • Florence Nightingale said she was inspired by a recurring divine calling experience.
  • Either that or you’re getting some weird Florence Nightingale complex."
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • When she was eighteen, inflamed by a biography of Florence Nightingale, she enrolled as a student nurse at St. Rose’s Hospital in Great Bend, Kansas.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • In the first place it is larger, with a wide front room and two bedrooms in back, one of which resembles a hospital scene from Florence Nightingale’s time, as it is chock-full of cots under triangles of mosquito net for the family surplus of girls.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible

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  • She attempts one of those confessional smiles, the sort usually seen in reverent portraits of Florence Nightingale.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • Compared with other historical figures in medicine, such as Pasteur or Schweitzer or Florence Nightingale, Virchow isn’t very well-known.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • There are people who say that Miss Florence Nightingale does not have a refined nature, or she would not have been able to witness such degrading spectacles without impairing her health.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Florence Nightingale shrieked aloud in her agony.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • Is that the one in which Florence Nightingale appears on the battlefield like an angel, or is it the poem that likens Admiral Nelson to a Greek god?
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • I said, in my Florence Nightingale voice, "Dolores, I don’t mean to come between you and Dad.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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  • She has come as Florence Nightingale, her hero.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • However, thanks to the toils of those obscure women in the past, of whom I wish we knew more, thanks, curiously enough to two wars, the Crimean which let Florence Nightingale out of her drawing-room, and the European War which opened the doors to the average woman some sixty years later, these evils are in the way to be bettered.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • [* See CASSANDRA, by Florence Nightingale, printed in THE CAUSE, by R. Strachey.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
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