Statistics & Evidence Based Healthcare

‘The Builder’, 1843-1966

Display No.3

The Builder was “an illustrated weekly magazine for the architect, engineer, constructor, sanitary reformer, and art lover”. The editor, George Godwin, was an architect with a strong interest in public health. This important and widely-read publication helped to spread Nightingale’s ideas and published articles which she wrote on the topic of hospital design.

Poor sanitary conditions in London in 1862: four scenes.

Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY 4.0

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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!