Florence knew she did not want a life of fancy clothes and parties, like all the other girls she knew. She was going to do something different - and important. But what? In 1854, she shocked everyone. Florence set out for the Crimea to nurse soldiers injured in the war. Nothing could have prepared her for the horror of the army hospital, the filth and dirt, and the rats scuttling round the dying soldiers on the blood-soaked floor. Nor was she helped by the doctors, who didn't approve of women working in war hospitals, and plotted to send her away. But Florence was not to be beaten. She was going to change nursing forever!
by : Moore, Charlotte