She recorded detailed notes of population statistics, hospitals and other charitable institutions. For her, Quetelet was the hero as scientist, and the presentation copy of his. The headstrong girl with a well-documented shell collection had achieved so much, in field once deemed unsuitable for women of her class. The true foundation of theology is to ascertain the character of God. The study of statistics is thus a religious service. Sitewide search within all Today In Science History pages: Short biography of Florence Nightingale >>, click for more about this quote and a larger picture, Florence Nightingale At Eighty-Five Says War Helps To Make Men Noble. In 1850, realising his daughter was unlikely to marry, Florence’s father finally relented and allowed her to train as a nurse in Germany. Impoverished people could only care for one another. The hospital, along with other British army hospitals, was flushed out and ventilation improved. Florence’s best efforts to combat the rising death toll failed. The same laws of health, or of nursing, for they are in reality the same, obtain among the well as among the sick. English nurse and statistician , known as “The Lady With The Lamp,” who pioneered the improvement of nursing practices following her experience in the Crimean War, and continued to raise respect for nurses as medical professionals. Letter to Mary Clarke (1844), quoted in Sir Edward Tyas Cook in. When a disaster happens. She defied her parents' wishes and continued to visit hospitals in Paris, Rome and London. Far the greatest … Examination for Inquiry on Scutari (20 Feb 1855). In 1837, she became convinced God had 'called' her to his service but her parents were horrified when she revealed what she thought the service should be... Florence was an eligible young woman – intelligent, striking and wealthy. When you see the natural and almost universal craving in English sick for their 'tea,' you cannot but feel that nature knows what she is about. Little as we know about the way in which we are affected by form, by color, and light, we do know this, that they have an actual physical effect. 12 May - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Nightingale's birth. It is no such thing. Florence excelled in mathematics and science. As quoted by Florence Nightingale David in. Letter to Miss H. Bonham Carter (8 Jan 1852), quoted in Edward Tyas Cook. Florence Nightingale was so much more than a lady with a lamp. Her family had to wade through a steady stream of poems posted to Florence – the Victorian equivalent of fan mail – and images of 'the lady of the lamp' were printed on bags, mats and souvenirs. Although she had made the hospital more efficient, it was no less deadly. Quotes #1 Variety of form and brilliancy of color in the objects presented to patients, are actual means of recovery. The effect is on the body, too. “Florence Nightingale on Public Health Care: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale”, p.122, Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Macaulay somewhere says, that it is extraordinary that, whereas the laws of the motions of the heavenly bodies, far removed as they are from us, are perfectly well understood, the laws of the human mind, which are under our observation all day and every day, are no better understood than they were two thousand years ago. In light of Florence’s work, new army medical, sanitary science and statistics departments were established to improve healthcare. The diagram was so easy to understand it was widely republished and the public understood the army’s failings and the urgent need for change. It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a Hospital that it should do the sick no harm. Florence Nightingale was the second child of wealthy couple William and Frances Nightingale born in Florence, Italy, on May 12, 1820. The legend of the saintly nurse has long obscured the truth – that her mathematical genius was what really saved so many lives. Beggars in the streets of London were at that time leading the lives of princes, compared to the life of our soldiers in the Crimea when I arrived on the scene with thirty-six nurses. This forced Florence to return and care for her. She shrewdly used her public mandate to urge governments into action, enshrining sanitation and personal well-being in our healthcare culture. Life is a splendid gift. May we hope that the day will come ... when every poor sick person will have the opportunity of a share in a district sick-nurse at home. In Great Britain Parliament, Report upon the State of the Hospitals of the British Army in Crimea and Scutari. The Nightingales took their daughters on a tour of Europe, a custom intended to educate and refine gentlewomen in the 19th century. Sidney Herbert, Secretary of State at War, knew Florence well. The legend of the saintly nurse has long obscured the truth – that her mathematical genius was what really saved so many lives.