Blog post from Tuesday, 12 May, 2015

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?

Florence Nightingale, “The Lady with the Lamp”

Born on this day, 12th May 1820