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Nightingale - St Thomas' Hospital badge

Title : Nightingale - St Thomas' Hospital badge
Accession ID : NB2000.22

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Title Nightingale - St Thomas' Hospital badge
Description Badge of the Nightingale Training School, St. Thomas' Hospital, London is awarded to graduates of that school who have served a staff nurse year and passed hospital examinations. Known as “Nightingales”, this badge was first introduced in 1925. It is an eight pointed star with profile of Florence Nightingale and 'Schola Sancti Thomae' at the centre and between the arms of the cross, are insignia from St Thomas' Hospital Coat of Arms - Tudor Rose and Fleur de Lis, shield from sword of St Paul. ‘Susan Green 1963’ is inscribed on the back of the circle with above: ‘Nightingale School’ and below: ‘St Thomas Hospital’.
Materials Blue enamel of silver
Item Dates 1963
Source or Donor Green, Sue
Dimensions approx. 2"

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