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Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer

Florence Nightingale Used Creativity to Alter Hygiene Habits

Florence Nightingale hypothesizes that poor hygiene causes disease, and the data confirms it. In an ingenious move, she creates a colorful rose diagram to catch the attention of the general public so that they pay heed to her findings. Her diagram was fundamental in persuading people to change their hygiene habits.

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Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer

Behavior

Learn the importance of persuading the public to protect themselves during health crises.
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Data

Track the importance of data mapping and analysis in the quest to improve public health.
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Medical Drugs

Learn about the surprisingly recent invention of medicine that combats illness directly.
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Vaccines

See the role vaccination plays in our growing ability to prevent the spread of illness.
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