Florence Nightingale

by Cecil Woodham-Smith

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Florence Nightingale

by Cecil Woodham-Smith


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  • Humility

    Though her accomplishments were many and all that she had done would change the way the world viewed medical care, Florence was a humble woman. She traveled under assumed names so that she couldn’t be recognized and wouldn’t get ‘hero’ welcomes and parades. All she wanted to do was serve her purpose

  • War

    The Crimean War occurred and Florence Nightengale was recommended by Sidney Herbert to take 40 women over to be nurses and help in the Scutari hospital. She managed to get 38 stoic women and then went. The doctors didn’t trust them and it took days, and stew, to make inroads into helping the ailing

  • Beginnings

    Florence Nightengale eventually shirked her family and their refusal to help her achieve her dreams. With the help of Selina Bracebridge, she left on a trip and then didn’t return home. Instead, she went to Kaiserwerth and trained as a nurse. She learned all that she possibly could about hospitals b

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