Rats ranThere were aroundblocked sewers theunder the hospitalhospital. spreading diseases. The place was dirty and smelly. There were rats running around the wards.
Many men were dyingfrom diseases they caughtin the hospital.
Male doctorswere in Some mencharge. They had notdid not want had theirfemale clothesnurses in changed intheir twohospital at months.first. When they first arrived Florence and her nurses were not allowed to nurse the men.
At first the nurses wereonly allowed to clean thehospital.
Florenceboughtthings likemattresses, Florencesbedding, nurses woresoap, knives a sash. Itand forks. said "Scutari Hospital". When more wounded arrived doctors were forced to ask the nurses for help.
Men were given beef and sheep soup to eat.The nurses weredisciplined and woreuniforms.
This is the shell of Jimmy, the pet tortoise in one of the wards in Scutari.The hospital was alotmore cleaner andhealthier for thewounded soldiers.
The The shademedicine of thechest lanternFlorence thattravelled Florencewith. It used isincluded made fromessence of materialginger and coveredpowdered with wax.rhubarb. The soldiers thought that Florence Nightingale was a great lady.
When Florence returnedto Britain she was aheroine.
She had songs written about herbecause of her good work andwas given many awardsincluding one from QueenVictoria.