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The Nightingale Thread Turns 200

Well, not really. But had she mastered biological immortality, Florence Nightingale would turn 200 today. I guess she was born a few generations too early for that. Something I have in common with her!

While well-known among laypeople for her contributions to nursing, one of the areas where she also did a lot of excellent (and important) work was statistics and data representation. Such as the featured image, which is a polar area diagram of the causes of death during the Crimean War. Spoiler: Disease can apparently be rather more fatal in wartime than the enemy! The graphic with explanations can be found here, for those interested.


lets get dangerous

No idea what the infographic for that would be.