Nightingale vs Seacole short term and long term developments

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who was most important to medicine in the short and long term, florence Nightingale or mary Seacole?

short term


  • improved conditions at scutari- cleaner wards, patients well fed, better sanitation caused death rate to fall from 42% to 2%
  • more of a organiser than a actual nurse- didn't treat patients hands on


  • set up a medical store that provided medicines for soldiers to buy
  • set up the British Hotel which provided food, medical treatments and company
  • treated soldiers on the battlefeild
  • did more actual nursing than Nightingale

short term- most important

mary seacole was the most important in…


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