25 Vintage Pictures That Prove Nurses Have Always Been Badass. A nurse carries some of the great variety of drugs that are kept within easy reach of the recovery room at the New York Polyclinic Hospital in
This drawing portrays Florence Nightingale in a hospital ward. While she worked in various hospitals during the Crimean War, she often carried a lamp as she visited many of the patients each night. Florence became known as the "Lady with the Lamp.