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- Length: 25 Pages
- Topic: Health - Nursing
- Paper #: 53220833
In 1858, Louis Pasteur identified germs, proving that diseases did not 'spontaneously' arise as nightingale thought (Atwell, 1998). However, it was Nightingale that began work as to the conditions that promoted the growth of germs, but she would not know this for many years.
The Crimean War: Putting Theory Into Practice
When the Crimean War broke out, she began work at once in a British hospital. Her emphasis was placed on