Next month is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. Famous for tending to sick and injured soldiers in the Crimean War, it was the work she did afterwards that really changed British Society. She founded the country’s first nurses’ training school, at St. Thomas Hospital in London and worked tirelessly to influence government policy and elevate the status of the poor by collecting and recording data related to disease, sanitation and mortality. So much so that in 1858, she became the first woman to be made a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.
At this time when nurses everywhere are on the frontlines of a different battle, it is good to celebrate both those who blazed a trail and those putting themselves at risk today.
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