New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: International Nurses Day is observed on May 12 every year across the world. This day signifies the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale who had laid the foundation of modern nursing.  

During the mid19th century, at the time of the Crimean War, a lady named Florence Nightingale took the charge to nurse the wounded soldiers from the war. The idea to practice nursing as a profession struck her mind at that time and soon she got famous by the name of 'Lady with the lamps' as she started professionally training women as nurses, making it a noble profession.

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Florence had also written a total of 200 books and pamphlet to create awareness about nursing. It is not just that adds up to her achievements, Florence was also the recognised inventor of the most widely used mathematical graph -- pie chart. Though the Invention of the pie chart was not something out of the blue for the lady who was working as the disciple of nursing. 

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Originally Florence was a statistician, just that the aura of the profession had an influence on her and she was willing to work as a social reformer and today we know her as a nurse. 

Inspired by the passion for nursing that Florence had, the red cross society also awards a token of recognition to the nurses worldwide who have shown exceptional contempt in curing and helping people wounded from the war or elsewhere.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma