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#325 - Florence Nightingale

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"My desire to improve the method of keeping Hospital Statistics"
Description                           Estimate: $2,000+          

ALS, three pages on two adjoining black-bordered sheets, 4.5 x 7, February 23, 1863. Letter to Dr. William Broadbent of St. Mary's Hospital, in full: "In following up my desire to improve the method of keeping Hospital Statistics, I have drawn up the enclosed tables for operations. They are intended, not only to register cases, but to enable results of particular operations to be better ascertained (statistically) than they are at present. I have had them tried on a large scale; and they have been found to answer every purpose. It is my intention to bring the whole subject before the next Meeting of the Social Science Association. But, in the meantime, I send a set, in the hope that, without the explanations then to be given, their usefulness will commend itself to you, so as to induce you to introduce them into St. Mary's Hospital." In fine condition.

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