Florence Nightingale by Maya Change Seeker Biography v
Florence Nightingale by Maya Change Seeker
Biography v v Born in Italy May 12 1820, and was named after the city. Her parents then moved to England. Her parents names were Frances and William Edward Nightingale. Her family was actually very wealthy also her father believed in education for everyone including women who very rarely in that time had a good education.
Biography Learned Italian, Latin, Greek, History, and math. v Was particularly good at math which applied when she developed the Polar area diagram. v
Personal Qualities v Florence Nightingale was bright, tough and driven to make people believe that putting the ill in sanitary places would be more effective to cure them more quickly.
Motivation v When she saw all the sick men on the battlefield she was driven to cure them of their sicknesses.
Hardships v In that time people believed women were not as good as men, but Florence became successful by herself.
Accomplishments v v v Introduced sanitary science to the British army, preventing the death of many in the future, and revolutionizing the public health system in India. Also published 75 page booklet on sanitary methods. Brought down death rate in Crimean war.
Interesting Information v v v Her nickname was the “lady with the lamp”. Suffered from Chronic Fatigue syndrome. Refused to marry because of the devotion to her work.
Four questions I would like to ask my Change Seeker: v v What was it like living in times when women were not as appreciated as men, and were not as well schooled as men were back then? In the Crimean war what was it like attending to the poor defenseless men who were terribly injured? What was it like being rejected to help the soldiers in the English army who were injured? What was it like upsetting your family because they did not accept your dream of becoming a nurse because they thought that nurses were women who were poor?