1820 - 1910

Modern nursing

Florence Nightingale transformed the concept and practice of nursing to the evidence-based medicinal discipline that it is today. She did so by implementing statistics, data imaging, and sanitary and organizational protocols towards.

As a pioneer in medical statistics and data visualization, Florence Nightingale invented the polar area diagram.

Her name is now visible on the façade of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) alongside other health and tropical medicine innovators.

Written by: Enriqueta Vallejo-Yagüe.