Florence Nightingale pursued a career in nursing, a vocation she believed was her moral duty. Enrolling as a nursing student in 1850, Florence made it her mission to improve hospital efficiency and standards in patient care. Carrying a lamp during her rounds in the Crimean War, Florence earned the title "The Lady with the Lamp", providing comfort and compassion to gravely wounded soldiers. Eventually bed-ridden with a chronic illness, Nightingale refused to give up and used her training as a statistician to write books that launched reforms in healthcare. In 1860, she established the Nightingale Training School, continuing to further nursing education while changing the negative attitudes towards women entering the field.
This 12-inch doll from Barbie's Inspiring Women line is sculpted to Nightingale's likeness and is fully poseable for lots of play or display possibilities. She comes wearing a 19th century nurse’s uniform featuring a gray dress with a lacey collar and sleeve trim, and comes with a lamp accessory like the one she carried in real life. This set includes the doll, a doll stand, and a Certificate of Authenticity.