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Florence Nightingale

 

 

Florence Nightingale

 

Florence Nightingale documented her own struggle with what was likely fibromyalgia through personal notes and discoveries of health conditions and dietary information about her patients. She was a nurse during the Crimean War, tending to the injured or ill. In 1858, she published a book entitled Notes on Matters Affecting the Health, Efficiency and Hospital Administration of the British Army. By 1910, she was bedridden, and at age 90, she passed in her sleep.

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