Is there any woman whose name is as recognisable as that of Florence Nightingale. Famed for radically improving the hospitals of the Crimean war, Nightingales efforts did not stop there. She was strong, disciplined, and an excellent statistician. She was definitely more than a Lady with a lamp.
Women have long be known as healers, from wise women in medieval villages making remedies from herbs, to the battlefield nurses of the first and second World Wars. Women who can heal have been praised and criticised. Allowed to be nurses not doctors, allowed to heal then accused of witchcraft when they succeed where men have failed. Yet, women across the ages have sought to care and heal, breaking barriers in the name of curing and helping others.