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Florence Nightingale. Nurse or mathematician?. Florence Nightingale. Life History. a) Born on May 12, 1820, Florence, Italy b) Raised in Derbyshire, England c) Felt called by God to serve Him on February 7, 1837

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florence nightingale

Florence Nightingale

Nurse or mathematician?

life history
Life History
  • a) Born on May 12, 1820,Florence, Italy
  • b) Raised in Derbyshire, England
  • c) Felt called by God to serve Him on February 7, 1837
  • d) Never married; marriage would destroy the chance of her serving God's call
  • e) Died in London on August 13, 1910
  • Home schooled by her father.
  • Trained in nursing at the Institute of Saint Vincent de Paul in Alexandria, Egypt.
  • Studied at the Institute for Protestant Deaconesses at Kaiserswerth, Germany.
  • a) Became first woman to receive the British Order of Meritb) Crimean Monument in Waterloo Place, London was erected in her honor
  • c) King Edward VII bestows the Order of Merit; it is the first time that the Order is given to a womand) Became a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society
  • e) Honorary member of the American Statistical Association
quotes of florence nightingale
QUOTESof Florence Nightingale
  • “To be a good nurse one must be a good woman, or one is truly nothing but a tinkling bell”
  • “….Till a married woman can be a possession of her own property there can be no love or justice.”
  • “You can arrest in some degree the course of the knave, but with the fool you don’t know where you will find him next.”
  • “There is no part of my life, upon which I can look back without pain.”
  • “Moses was the greater man; for whereas Plato only formed a school, which formed the world, Moses went straight to work upon the world.”
nursing contributions
Nursing Contributions
  • Appointed resident lady superintendent of An Establishment for Gentlewomen During Illness
  • In 1854 assembled party of 38 nurses to serve in Crimean War
  • Founded the Nightingale School and Home for Nurses at Saint Thomas’ Hospital in London
  • Wrote Notes on Nursing, the first textbook for nurses
mathematical contribution
Mathematical Contribution
  • Developed a Model Hospital Statistical Form for hospitals to collect and generate consistent data and statistics
  • Published statistical graph in 1859 which showed the losses of the British army in the Crimean war
  • Used data to persuade the Government to improve army hygiene
  • Created spectacular graphics designed to show how improvements in hygiene could save many lives
  • First to create a line chart which showed death rates of soldiers in peacetime
  • Credited with inventing the pie chart
sources cited
http://www.scottlan.edu, March 20, 1999 http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk, March 20, 1999

http://www.dnai.com, March 20, 1999

http://www.florence-nightingale.co.uk, March 20, 1999

http://www.geocities.com, March 21, 1999

http://encarta.msn.com, March 21, 1999