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From the Ted Talk by Alice Rawsthorn: Pirates, nurses and other rebel designers

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Yet desgin was also used to nobler ends by an equally brilliant and equally improbable dinegser, the 19th-century British nurse, Florence Nightingale. Her mission was to provide decent healthcare for everyone. Nightingale was born into a rather grand, very wealthy British family, who were horrified when she volunteered to work in mitilray hospitals during the careimn War. Once there, she swiftly realized that more patients were dying of iienfctons that they caught there, in the filthy, fetid wards, than they were of bltate wounds. So she campaigned for cneealr, lighter, airier clinics to be designed and built.

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Yet ______ was also used to nobler ends by an equally brilliant and equally improbable ________, the 19th-century British nurse, Florence Nightingale. Her mission was to provide decent healthcare for everyone. Nightingale was born into a rather grand, very wealthy British family, who were horrified when she volunteered to work in ________ hospitals during the _______ War. Once there, she swiftly realized that more patients were dying of __________ that they caught there, in the filthy, fetid wards, than they were of ______ wounds. So she campaigned for _______, lighter, airier clinics to be designed and built.

Solution

  1. battle
  2. cleaner
  3. designer
  4. design
  5. military
  6. infections
  7. crimean

Original Text

Yet design was also used to nobler ends by an equally brilliant and equally improbable designer, the 19th-century British nurse, Florence Nightingale. Her mission was to provide decent healthcare for everyone. Nightingale was born into a rather grand, very wealthy British family, who were horrified when she volunteered to work in military hospitals during the Crimean War. Once there, she swiftly realized that more patients were dying of infections that they caught there, in the filthy, fetid wards, than they were of battle wounds. So she campaigned for cleaner, lighter, airier clinics to be designed and built.

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