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Florence Nightingale: new biography from Hugh Small

Hugh Small’s biography of Nightingale is the first to reveal her huge achievement after the Crimean War in leading the campaign for public health legislation. Her Public Health Act of 1875 ensured that working class homes would be healthy. It increased average life expectancy for everyone in the country from 40 years to 60 before medical technology was able to make any contribution.

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