The three women pictured in this incredible photograph from 1885 -- Anandibai Joshi of India, Keiko Okami of Japan, and Sabat Islambouli of Syria -- each became the first licensed female doctors in their respective countries. The three were students at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania; one of the only places in the world at the time where women could study medicine.
Get to Know the Life and Works of Florence Nightingale - The Lady with the Lamp.
The photo was taken in 1910. It’s the last photograph taken of Florence Nightingale. (It's rare: she was reluctant throughout her life to be photographed.) It shows 90 year old Florence in her bedroom at her home in London. The photo was taken by Lizzie Caswall Smith. On the back of the photo Smith wrote, “Taken just before she died, house near Park Lane. The only photograph I ever took out of studio. I shall never forget the experience.”
“Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion” -- Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910): Super & concise historical info about the woman who laid the foundation for nursing as a reputable profession for females / Bronze statue by Arthur George Walker, Crimean War Memorial, in London, England