The Lady of the Lamp
Florence Nightingale is considered the mother of modern nursing but her career went far beyond compassionately ministering to the sick. Informed by her experiences nursing during the Crimean War, Nightingale identified the critical issue of sanitation as a driver of public health. Nightingale was also a pioneer statistician. She used data visualisation and infographics to more effectively communicate statistical information to public servants and politicians, and in doing so changed public policy in the UK, and arguably across the globe.