Florence Nightingale: a lady with more than a lamp

  • Author: Helen Joyce
  • Published: Dec 09, 2008 - From issue: Volume 5 Issue 4 (December 2008)
  • Doi: 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2008.00327.x

Florence Nightingale was the first modern nurse. She was also a statistician—the first woman to be elected to the Statistical Society of London, in fact—and, as Helen Joyce tells us, the chart she devised to show that soldiers in the Crimea were dying of neglect rather than wounds was a thing of wonder.

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