What would Florence think? » Nightingale-mortality

Then and Now: Florence Nightingale developed the original “Diagram of the Causes of Mortality” in the Army in the East in late 1858, using data to show that most of the soldiers who died during the Crimean War died of sickness rather than wounds. Today, statistics are the cornerstone of nursing research, but her influence doesn’t stop there. She was a pioneer in what today’s nurse refers to as community health and her political advocacy in the 1800s still inspires nurses to get involved in state, local and national political arenas.

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