Jan 14, 2019
Florence Nightingale stands as
one of the most important reformers of 19th century medicine -- a
woman whose belief in the power of reason and statistical thinking
would critically shape the both the fields of epidemiology and
nursing. This episode discusses the fascinating story of
Nightingale’s legacy -- how modern nursing was born out of the
horrors of war, medical theories about poisonous air, the outsize
influence of the average man, the first graph in history, and how a
woman who died over a century ago presciently foresaw some of the
most important scientific and social issues in medicine that are
still with us today. Plus, a new #AdamAnswers about the
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