Monday May 12th was Florence Nightingale's birthday.  In honor of the founder of modern nursing, we are featuring a replica lamp and pamphlet explaining the significance of the Florence Nightingale Lamp.  These items are from the Milwaukee County General Hospital School of Nursing Collection.   Student nurses were often given lamps as a symbol of commitment and dedication to the profession.  Lamps were also used during capping ceremonies. 

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Inscription on the lamp reads "Dedicated to the Nurse and Her Devoted Service to Human Welfare."