Florence Nightingale: Nurse and Mathematician Descriptive Essay by Baby2002

Florence Nightingale: Nurse and Mathematician
This paper highlights Florence Nightingale's life not only as a nurse but also as a mathematician.
# 11102 | 555 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on May 17, 2003 in History (European) , Medical and Health (Nursing) , Mathematics (General)


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Description:

This paper discusses Florence Nightingale?s work as a statistician upon which the reform of the sanitary conditions in military field hospitals was based. The author points out that Nightingale was the first woman to be a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, the first woman to receive the Order of Merit and author of the first nursing textbook.

From the Paper:

"In 1840, Florence begged her parents to let her study mathematics instead of, "worsted work and practicing quadrilles." Her mother did not agree with this idea. Although Mr. Nightingale loved mathematics and had passed this love along to his daughter, he urged her to study subjects more appropriate for a woman. After a long battle with her parents, they finally gave her permission to be tutored in mathematics. This included Sylvester, who developed the theory of invariants with Cayley. She was said to be his most distinguished pupil."

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