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Let's hear it for the health heroes! From Florence Nightingale to today's midwives, doctors, paramedics, carers and more, this book is packed of true stories of healthcare workers past and present, all around the world. Including famous names and unsung heroes, these are real people being amazing - making new discoveries, putting themselves on the front line and helping to take care of people in need, in all sorts of ways. Brimming with fun facts and beautiful illustrations, this is the perfect read for future health heroes - or anyone who just wants to join in the round of applause.
Meet Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Growing up in an upper-class family, it was expected that Florence would find a husband and live a life of luxury—but that kind of life wasn’t for her. Her calling was caring for the sick and the poor, so she followed her passion with her whole heart and trained to be a nurse. When war broke out, Florence travelled to nurse wounded soldiers but found that the hospitals were so dirty that they were making people ill! This experience inspired her to lead a healthcare revolution, and she became the mother of modern nursing, introducing care practices still followed today. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the social reformer’s life.