Florence Nightingale: Light to Illuminate the World from the Woman with the Lantern

Dinc G. , Naderi S., Kanpolat Y.

WORLD NEUROSURGERY, vol.79, no.1, pp.198-206, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wneu.2012.11.005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.198-206


The Ottoman-Russian war of 1853 to 1855 was significant not only as a war, but also in response to a reflex from the West brought with itself novel approaches related to care of patients under severe health conditions. Florence Nightingale and her associates assigned at that time to care for soldiers in Istanbul who were severely ailing as a result of battle conditions were instrumental in the emergence of a hitherto unknown profession. This article examines the progress of events in the London-Istanbul axis that led to this development.