Florence Nightingale: The Crimean War

Florence Nightingale: The Crimean War

Author: Lynn McDonald

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

Published: 2011-02-01

Total Pages: 1096

ISBN-13: 1554587476

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Florence Nightingale is famous as the “lady with the lamp” in the Crimean War, 1854—56. There is a massive amount of literature on this work, but, as editor Lynn McDonald shows, it is often erroneous, and films and press reporting on it have been even less accurate. The Crimean War reports on Nightingale’s correspondence from the war hospitals and on the staggering amount of work she did post-war to ensure that the appalling death rate from disease (higher than that from bullets) did not recur. This volume contains much on Nightingale’s efforts to achieve real reforms. Her well-known, and relatively “sanitized”, evidence to the royal commission on the war is compared with her confidential, much franker, and very thorough Notes on the Health of the British Army, where the full horrors of disease and neglect are laid out, with the names of those responsible.


Info We Trust

Info We Trust

Author: RJ Andrews

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Published: 2019-01-03

Total Pages: 361

ISBN-13: 1119483905

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How do we create new ways of looking at the world? Join award-winning data storyteller RJ Andrews as he pushes beyond the usual how-to, and takes you on an adventure into the rich art of informing. Creating Info We Trust is a craft that puts the world into forms that are strong and true. It begins with maps, diagrams, and charts — but must push further than dry defaults to be truly effective. How do we attract attention? How can we offer audiences valuable experiences worth their time? How can we help people access complexity? Dark and mysterious, but full of potential, data is the raw material from which new understanding can emerge. Become a hero of the information age as you learn how to dip into the chaos of data and emerge with new understanding that can entertain, improve, and inspire. Whether you call the craft data storytelling, data visualization, data journalism, dashboard design, or infographic creation — what matters is that you are courageously confronting the chaos of it all in order to improve how people see the world. Info We Trust is written for everyone who straddles the domains of data and people: data visualization professionals, analysts, and all who are enthusiastic for seeing the world in new ways. This book draws from the entirety of human experience, quantitative and poetic. It teaches advanced techniques, such as visual metaphor and data transformations, in order to create more human presentations of data. It also shows how we can learn from print advertising, engineering, museum curation, and mythology archetypes. This human-centered approach works with machines to design information for people. Advance your understanding beyond by learning from a broad tradition of putting things “in formation” to create new and wonderful ways of opening our eyes to the world. Info We Trust takes a thoroughly original point of attack on the art of informing. It builds on decades of best practices and adds the creative enthusiasm of a world-class data storyteller. Info We Trust is lavishly illustrated with hundreds of original compositions designed to illuminate the craft, delight the reader, and inspire a generation of data storytellers.


England and Her Soldiers

England and Her Soldiers

Author: Harriet Martineau

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2010-10-21

Total Pages: 308

ISBN-13: 1108020569

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Martineau analyses the history of military hygiene and its effect on the health and performance of soldiers in war.


Florence Nightingale, Mortality and Health Diagrams

Florence Nightingale, Mortality and Health Diagrams

Author: R. J. Andrews

Publisher:

Published: 2022-06

Total Pages: 240

ISBN-13:

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Florence Nightingale used colorful diagrams to persuade royals and generals to adopt reforms that prevented countless deaths. This volume tells the story of exactly how she did it.A new illustrated essay by data storyteller RJ Andrews titled "God's Revenge Upon Murder" chronicles the motivation and craft behind Florence Nightingale and her team. The volume is introduced by Nightingale-historian Lynn McDonald.The book concludes with a colorful graphic catalog that reproduces both of Nightingale's coxcomb folios. A complete set of her statistical diagrams includes several foldout charts and a graphic appendix with hand-drawn drafts of her diagrams.


Florence Nightingale to Her Nurses

Florence Nightingale to Her Nurses

Author: Florence Nightingale

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

Published: 2020-02-20

Total Pages: 78

ISBN-13: 1528789288

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First published in 1914, “Florence Nightingale to Her Nurses” contains a selection of addresses given by Nightingale to the probationers and nurses of The Nightingale School at St. Thomas’s Hospital. Florence Nightingale (1820–1910) was an English social reformer, statistician, and pioneer of modern nursing. She became famous during the time she served as manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War, giving nursing a positive reputation and becoming a Victorian culture icon. Also known as "The Lady with the Lamp", she was an accomplished writer who produced a large corpus of work related to medical knowledge. Offering a unique insight into the mind and work of one of the most famous nurses in history, “Florence Nightingale to Her Nurses” is not to be missed by those with an interest in Florence Nightingale and how she shaped the face of modern nursing over a century ago. Other notable works by Florence Nightingale include: "Notes on Nursing: What Nursing Is, What Nursing is Not" (1859), "Suggestions for Thought" (1860), and "Una and the Lion" (1871). Read & Co. are republishing this volume now in a modern edition complete with an introductory from “Beneath the Banner, Being Narratives of Noble Lives and Brave Deeds” by F. J. Cross.


Mortality of the British Army

Mortality of the British Army

Author:

Publisher:

Published: 1858

Total Pages: 62

ISBN-13:

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"In the Royal Commission's report it is stated that 'the tables and diagrams are furnished by Dr. Fall, F.R.S.' They were prepared from Florence Nightingale's illustrative diagrams and in communication with her. 2000 of this annonymous publication were printed."--Elmer Belt Florence Nightingale collection (1958), p.11.


Cassandra

Cassandra

Author: Florence Nightingale

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

Published: 1979

Total Pages: 68

ISBN-13: 9780912670553

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The world knows Florence Nightingale as "the lady with the lamp"--the revered founder of nursing as a respectable profession for women. But few people are aware that Nightingale's career began only after years of struggle to free herself from her suffocating Victorian family. In this surprisingly passionate feminist essay (a "brilliant polemic," states Martha Vicinus), Nightingale denounces the lives of idleness she and other women of her class were forced to lead.