"Whenever I am infuriated, I revenge myself with a new diagram.”— Florence Nightingale, 1857
Florence Nightingale used colorful diagrams to persuade royals and generals to adopt reforms that prevented countless deaths. This volume tells the story of exactly how she did it.
A new illustrated essay by data storyteller RJ Andrews titled “God’s Revenge Upon Murder” chronicles the motivation and craft behind Florence Nightingale and her team. The volume is introduced by Nightingale-historian Lynn McDonald.
The book concludes with a colorful graphic catalog that reproduces both of Nightingale’s coxcomb folios. A complete set of her statistical diagrams includes several foldout charts and a graphic appendix with hand-drawn drafts of her diagrams.
Hardcover cloth with gold foil stamp lettering
Partial dust jacket printed with PMS colors
11 × 7.8 inches (199 × 279 mm)
101 illustrations including 6 foldout charts
Printed in Italy
Foreword by Lynn McDonald
“God’s Revenge Upon Murder” by RJ Andrews
Mortality of the British Army, at Home, at Home and Abroad, and During the Russian War, as Compared with the Mortality of the Civil Population in England, 1858
Contribution to the Sanitary History of the British Army During the Late War with Russia, 1859
Draft Diagrams and Graphic Appendix
About the Editor
RJ Andrews is a professional data storyteller and author of Info We Trust, How to Inspire the World with Data. He created this book in San Francisco during the Covid-19 pandemic while advising America’s national public health response. See his data stories at InfoWeTrust.
About the Series
This volume is part of Information Graphic Visionaries, a book series celebrating spectacular data visualization creators with original research, new writing, and beautiful visual catalogs. Inaugural volumes also include Emma Willard, Maps of History and Étienne-Jules Marey, The Graphic Method.