Support for this work was provided in part by USPHS Predoc-toral Traineeship AGOOI53-02 awarded by the National Institute on Aging to the author.
Florence Nightingale and the India Sanitary Reforms
Article first published online: 5 MAY 2007
Public Health Nursing
Volume 6, Issue 3, pages 152–154, September 1989
How to Cite
Hays, J. C. (1989), Florence Nightingale and the India Sanitary Reforms. Public Health Nursing, 6: 152–154. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1446.1989.tb00589.x
- Issue published online: 5 MAY 2007
- Article first published online: 5 MAY 2007
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.