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Florence Nightingale Used Creativity to Alter Hygiene Habits

Clip: Episode 4 | 4m 15s  | Video has closed captioning.

Florence Nightingale hypothesizes that poor hygiene causes disease, and the data confirms it. In an ingenious move, she creates a colorful rose diagram to catch the attention of the general public so that they pay heed to her findings. Her diagram was fundamental in persuading people to change their hygiene habits.

Aired: 06/01/21

Rating: NR

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