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Nightingale’s journey - Mark Bostridge

Features | By Mark Bostridge

Nightingale at Scutari, 1855

Mark Bostridge follows in Florence Nightingale’s footsteps, from Scutari to Harley Street. On 29 November 1907, she was awarded the Order of Merit

Mark Bostridge follows in Florence Nightingale’s footsteps, from Scutari to Harley Street. On 29 November 1907, she was awarded the Order of Merit


No Victorian has had a more decisive impact on our daily lives than Florence Nightingale.

From founding the first secular training school for nurses, to pioneering the use of statistical data in health care, to establishing the principle that society has a collective responsibility for the health of all its members – just three of her more important innovations – Nightingale’s influence has been felt worldwide.


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