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Nightingale & Barton: Women in the Industrial Revolution

Resources compiled focusing on Florence Nightingale and Clara Barton, two women who set new standards for medicine during the Industrial Revolution.

Florence Nightingale | English nurse

Foundational philosopher of modern nursing, statistician, and social reformer. Nightingale was put in charge of nursing British and allied soldiers in Turkey during the Crimean...

This article, published by Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, focuses on statistics surrounding the hospitals in which Nightingale worked during the Crimean War. These statistics interestingly highlight the huge impact she had as she saved lives by candlelight,

An interested thread from a subReddit titled 'Today I Learned' (TIL) in which users share cool/thought-provoking/shocking information that they just learned. Not only does this one feature Nightingale, but the commentary within the thread is quite interesting!

Clara Barton | American Red Cross Founder | Who is Clara Barton

Who is Clara Barton? She is the founder of the American Red Cross. Read all about her and her story here.

Report upon the state of the hospitals of the British army in the Crimea and Scutari, together with an appendix.

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Home - Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center

The Florence Nightingale Digitization Project began in 2014 as a collaborative effort between the Florence Nightingale Museum in London, England, the Boston University Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, the Royal College of Nursing and the Wellcome Library. More collaborative partners are in the process of joining the Project. Together, these institutions have compiled their holdings into a collaborative database consisting currently of almost 1900 letters handwritten or narrated by Florence Nightingale that for the first time are now available to researchers through a single source.

Notes on Antietam

Transcription of Clara Barton's "Notes on Antietam" in which she describes what she faced and accomplished at the Battle of Antietam.

Clara Barton's Testimony

Clara Barton's Testimony given during the 39th session of Congress.  Recorded in the Reports of the Committees of the House of Representatives, February 21, 1866.

About this Collection - Clara Barton Papers

Philanthropist, nurse, educator, and lecturer. Correspondence, diaries, reports, legal and financial papers, organizational records, lectures, writings, scrapbooks, printed matter, memorabilia, and other papers relating to Barton's work to provide relief services during the Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War, the work of the American National Red Cross which she founded, and the National First Aid Association of America. For more infomation see the Clara ...

Florence Nightingale - The Mother Of Modern Nursing I THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Florence Nightingale saw the catastrophic conditions of the Crimean War first hand. She worked day and night as a nurse to improve the hygienic situation of ...

Clara Barton - Mini Biography

Watch a short biography video of Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross. Watch our female adventures play list:

Coal, Steam, and The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History #32

Mongols Shirts and Crash Course Posters! In which John Green wraps up revolutions month with what is arguably ...