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Subject: Re: Excerpt Of History
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 16:59:36 EDT
In a message dated 7/5/2004 2:21:13 PM Eastern Standard Time, WFlem72706
"Florence Nightingale, the women who revolutionized modern nursing was also a
confirmed hypochondriac, she suffered from migraine headaches, chronic
coughs, breathlessness, fainting and nervous distress.
After he heroic deeds in the Crimean War, Nightingale became convinced that
her heart trouble placed her in imminent danger. Starting in 1859, she became a
virtual recluse, confined to bed and sofa, where she continued to write
letters and books about nursing.
Though she often claimed she was on the edge of death, Nightingale lived a
long life. She died in 1910, at the age of 90."