Florence Nightingale: nursing by numbers

A century after Nightingale's death, Stephen Halliday describes how the famous nurse used her passion for statistics to campaign for better food, hygiene and clothing for soldiers and the poor

A portrait of Florence Nightingale

This article was first published in the August 2010 issue of BBC History Magazine 

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