Florence Nightingale and the India sanitary reforms.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

After the Crimean War, Florence Nightingale persisted in researching the health conditions of British troops throughout the Empire. Undaunted by geographic limitations, she surveyed and publicized data that documented the mismanagement of living conditions and health care among the occupational forces on the Indian continent. Nightingale proposed widespread changes in the reporting of military health status and biostatistics, in sanitary engineering, and in self-care activities. With dogged persistence, she continued to gather follow-up data to measure the changing health status of soldiers in a land she never saw.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hays, JC

Published Date

  • September 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 152 - 154

PubMed ID

  • 2682589

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1525-1446

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0737-1209

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1525-1446.1989.tb00589.x


  • eng