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Florence Nightingale

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Voice Over • Audiobooks
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Description

A sample reading from an Autobiography of Florence Nightingale.

Vocal Characteristics

Language

English (North American)

Voice Age

Young Adult (18-35)

Accents

North American

Transcript

Note: Transcripts are generated using speech recognition software and may contain errors.
Florence. Nightingale's parents were wealthy and wanted to give her everything she asked for, but Florence didn't want to take, she wanted to give, she had a natural instinct to take care of people and decided the best way to do it was to become a nurse. However, It wasn't considered fitting for wealthy women to work and little dirty offices with sick people. Florence didn't listen. In 1854, after going to college in Germany, she decided to help the wounded soldiers in the Crimean War. When Florence got to the Army Hospital, she knew she had to do something to help the men get better treatment, but most people didn't understand the dangerous infections that occur in dirty conditions, but Florence did. She worked with the army and a newspaper in London to raise money and to organize better hospitals for the soldiers. All of this was done in less than one year, Florence soon became very famous and used her fame to help soldiers get better and better care. She wrote books, met with royalty and leaders throughout the world, and even started her own School of Nursing in London. By the time of her death, nursing was one of the most honored professions. Anyone could choose