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Florence Nightingale

(1820—1910) reformer of Army Medical Services and of nursing organization

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The British nurse and founder of modern nursing practice, emphasizing effective use of hospital hygiene, compassionate care, and, above all, a foundation in systematic statistical evaluation. She was a member of the Royal Statistical Society and the London Epidemiological Society, was proficient in compiling and analyzing hospital and health statistics, and designed the first hospital discharge abstract system.

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