Thomas Sydenham and Florence Nightingale

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  • Thomas Sydenham and Florence Nightingale
    • Florence Nightingale
      • 1820-1910
      • She became a nurse in the British army during the Crimean war. Through basic principals of cleanliness, she cut the death rate of soldiers hugely.
      • She wrote a report on hospital conditions for the government and set up the first training school for nurses
      • She believed in spontaneous generation which was an incorrect theory
    • Thomas Sydenham
      • 1624-1689
      • English doctor famous for recognising the symptoms of epidemic diseases such as scarlet fever, and for classifying illnesses and medicines correctly.
      • He was critical of quack medicine and stressed for careful observation of symptoms

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