“I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions, which bring results.” — Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale embraced a calling to care for the sick. She improved worldwide standards in the nursing profession and in medical care and ultimately saved millions of lives. — “Women Will Save the World”
Florence Nightingale was guided by her inner feminine nurturing. Although she was born into a wealthy family and had a very good education in the liberal arts, she felt it was her life purpose to become a nurse. She not only cared for the sick by bedsides and in hospitals; she changed the way things were run. Through her outspokenness and determination, she accomplished great things. Notably, she single-handedly brought the death rate to 2% in military hospitals during the Crimean War, at a time when over 8,000 troops had been struck by cholera and malaria, both deadly diseases.
She was rewarded for her work. She was awarded many honors from many different countries, including the Royal Red Cross by Queen Victoria in 1883. She is a shining example of how one woman can have a great, and lasting, impact on the world.
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