Statistics & Evidence Based Healthcare

‘The Medical Times and Gazette’

Display No. 45

Nightingale was not popular with everyone and received a rather public shaming in the Medical Times and Gazette through the submission of a sarcastic letter criticizing her hospital designs. Whoever wrote it chose to do so anonymously, and instead of their real name they signed it as “a pig from the sty of Epicurus” (Epicuri de Grege Porcus).


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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!

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