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Blog post from Monday, 12 May, 2014

Nursing is an art;
and if it is to be made an art,
it requires as exclusive a devotion,
as hard a preparation,
as any painter’s or sculptor’s work;

for what is the having to do with
dead canvas or cold marble,
compared with having to do with the
living body - the temple of God’s spirit?

It is one of the Fine Arts;
I had almost said
the finest of the Fine Arts

Florence Nightingale - the founder of modern nursing, born on this day

12 May 1820

Today is International Nurses Day