Leadership and Empowerment

Lavinia Lloyd Dock, 1858-1956

Display No. 74

Lavinia Lloyd Dock was an American nurse and social reformer. She went to Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 1890, where she was assistant superintendent of the nursing school.

In marked contrast to Nightingale, Dock strongly believed in nursing regulation and registration. Dock was also a campaigner for the women’s right to vote in the USA, and was jailed on three occasions for participating in suffrage demonstrations.

The US National Library of Medicine

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Nightingale is respected worldwide for her pioneering role in developing the nursing profession, her statistical work, and her evidence-based approach to healthcare. In honour of her bicentenary the World Health Organisation have named 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

In our special exhibition, you will find out about objects, people and places which tell interesting stories about Florence’s life and legacy. You’ll discover artefacts from her life, people she both inspired and challenged, and places she helped to shape. There’s many more insights too!

Please click on the different sections of her famous coxcomb diagram to explore various aspects of her life and legacy. We hope you enjoy exploring!