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Based off the "Nurse with the Lamp", Florence Nightingale was apparently an extremely adept nurse. While not technically a medical syndrome, Nightingale Syndrome is known to be used to describe the situation in which a patient falls in love with his/her medical caretaker due to the vague bond created when healed by a complete stranger.
Karyn fell for her surgeon, can you believe that? All he did was patch her up after a gunshot wound to the stomach. What a textbook case of Nightingale Syndrome.
by Marvin Wong. March 22, 2005
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