Also buried at Kilmun Church, Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to qualify as a doctor in the UK and inspiration for the tv prog Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman. Her aunt was Florence Nightingale who had a holiday home nearby
Florence Nightingale Statue, London Road, Derby In those times, being a nurse was not a respectable job for a woman. In 1854 the Crimean war started. Nightingale volunteered. When Florence showed up in the army hospital she was appalled. There were diseases such as typhus, cholera and dysentery. She cleaned up the hospital and improving the quality of the sanitation; dramatically reducing the death rate of soldiers by 2/3.