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Florence (medical term)

Florence (pronounced: /ˈflɔːrəns/) is a term used in the medical field, particularly in nursing, to refer to a specific type of nursing lamp or nurse's lamp. The term is derived from the name of the famous nurse Florence Nightingale, who is often depicted holding a lamp, symbolizing the light and hope she brought to the field of nursing.


The term "Florence" in this context originates from Florence Nightingale, a British nurse who is considered the founder of modern nursing. She earned the nickname "The Lady with the Lamp" due to her habit of making rounds at night to tend to her patients, which was unusual at the time. The lamp she used is now symbolically referred to as a "Florence."

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The term "Florence" is pronounced as /ˈflɔːrəns/.

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