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What was the name of the nursing school Florence
True or False.
invented the telescope.
In 1608, Hans Lippershey invented the refracting telescope. It was
used as a military tool to locate enemy movements, and the images
were upside down. A year later, however, Galileo
improved Lippershey's telescope: it was more powerful, it could
see objects 33 times larger than their actual size, the objects
appeared more clearly at greater distances, and the images were
right side up. Galileo was the first person to use the telescope
to look at the universe. Did you know
the telescope was not called a telescope when it was first invented?
In 1611, Prince Cesi was the first person to call it a "telescope."
In Greek, tele means "far off" and skopos means "seeing."
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Did you know Florence Nightingale was known as "The Lady
with the Lamp?"
Yes, in 1854, Florence
went to the Crimea (near Turkey) to care for wounded soldiers in
the Crimean War. She was kind and gentle, and she brought hope to
the soldiers. Florence could not visit all the men during the day,
and she continued her rounds at night by using a lamp to light her
way. The wounded men knew she was coming by the light from the lamp
she carried. Because of this, Florence became known as "The Lady
with the Lamp." The men would kiss her shadow on the walls as she
walked passed them.
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is my hero. She was so nice and kind and helpful to sick and wounded
people. My mom is also a nurse, and she also likes Florence. She
sometimes calls her 'Saint Flo' because of her kindness."
-- Sara K.
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Q: Who started the
Red Cross -- Florence Nightingale or Clara Barton?
(Cameron, age 14)
Actually, the International
Red Cross was founded in 1864, by Jean
Henri Dunant, a Swiss philanthropist. Florence
Nightingale's work in the Crimean War inspired
Dunant to help sick and wounded soldiers and prisoners of war. He
was also inspired to action after witnessing the Battle of Solferino,
Italy, in 1859. The Red Cross began as an international society
of volunteers to help victims of war, and soon, its work spread
throughout the world. In 1870, the British Red Cross Aid Society
was founded. In 1881, the American Red Cross was organized by Clara
Barton. Today, the Red Cross helps the sick and wounded during wartime
and provides disaster relief during peacetime. Read
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about Clara Barton.
Nightingale (left) and Clara
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