Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross. She (1821-1912) was American and served as a hospital nurse in the Civil War. Barton was a teacher, and a patent clerk. She was self taught as nursing education wasn’t widespread.
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Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) was a British nurse, social reformer. She was the founder of modern nursing. Known as “The Lady With the Lamp,” her experiences as a nurse during the Crimean War were foundational in her views about sanitation. Nightingale was a manager and nursing trainer during the Crimean War, organizing care for wounded soldiers …