12 May 2020

Florence Nightingale at 200

Today 12 May 2020 we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale.

In founding the first nursing school, at St. Thomas's Hospital in London in 1860, she helped raise nursing to the status of a profession.

She was a proficient statistician, not the only reason I feel an affinity, and the first woman admitted to the Royal Statistical Society.

It's a mark of her continuing influence that the UK used her name for emergency COVID-19 hospitals.

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