Las ephemeris of May 12 bring together different events that took place on a day like today, the Friday on which the international nursing day.
The date was established by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) in 1974. The choice of the day arose as a way to honor the birth of Florence Nightingaleconsidered the founder of the modern nursing.
This professional, who in addition to being a nurse was a writer and statistician, was born in Florence, Italy, on a day like this in 1820. She studied mathematics, specializing in epidemiology and health statistics. In addition, she stood out for being the first woman to be part of the Royal Statistical Society of the United Kingdom and being made an honorary member of the American Statistical Association.
Nightingale founded the Nursing school from Saint Thomas Hospital in London; and based on the natural healing capacity, he established a model of patient care oriented towards the preservation of vital energy. Henry Dunant he was inspired by his work at the time of founding the Red Cross.