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Thursday, 30 October 2014, 4:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Florence Nightingale and her Crimean War Statistics: Lessons for hospital safety, public administration and nursing.

Professor Lynn McDonald

Professor McDonald will discusses the history and the myth surrounding the 'Lady with the Lamp' highlighting particularly the brilliant work she did in analysis of Crimean War statistics. This work paved the way for the first truly modern hospitals.

This is part of the 2014 Gresham College/ British Society of the History of Mathematics conference.

 

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Lynn McDonald is University Professor Emerita at the University of Guelph in Canada and Director of the Collected Works of Florence Nightingale. 

McDonald is former president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, co-founder of JustEarth: A Coalition for Environmental Justice and is a member of the Board of Directors of Climate Action Network Canada. 

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30 October 2014

Florence Nightingale and her Crimean War Statistics: Lessons for hospital safety, public administration and nursing.
Professor Lynn McDonald

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