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From the Archives: Florence Nightingale Does the Math

  I just finished writing a review of a book that uses infographics, and only infographics, to tell a historical story.  It’s a fascinating and beautiful work–and I’ll tell you all about it after the initial review comes out in Shelf Awareness for Readers.  (I’d say that I’m sorry to be a tease, but that…

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Florence Nightingale Does the Math*

Florence Nightingale is best known for her heroic efforts in the Crimean War,** where she threw open windows, scrubbed filthy floors and equally filthy men,*** bullied doctors and officers on the spot, fought with the British Army’s military director, and saved lives. She returned home a heroine. Victorian Britain loved to celebrate a celebrity. Nightingale…

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