William Farr

Standard Name: Farr, William

Connections

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Family and Intimate relationships Florence Farr
FF 's father, William Farr , was a successful doctor, medical statistician, and reformer. He lectured and published on the subject of hygiene, which he preferred to call hygiology. Bernard Shaw describes him as...
Friends, Associates Florence Nightingale
Occupation Florence Nightingale
The expertise FN gained while in Crimea placed her time in demand. Medical officers consulted her on hospital plans, as did the army when expeditionary forces left for China. On her own time, she fought...
Wealth and Poverty Florence Farr
When FF 's father died on 14 April 1883, he left his daughter only a modest income. By Shaw's account, William Farr had survived his wits and lost most of his means by senile speculations.
Shaw, George Bernard. “An Explanatory Word from Mr. Shaw”. Florence Farr, Bernard Shaw, W.B. Yeats: Letters, edited by Clifford Bax, Home and Van Thal, 1946, p. vii - x.
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Johnson, Josephine. Florence Farr: Bernard Shaw’s new woman. Colin Smythe, 1975.
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Timeline

1841
The Registrar General's Office announced the national statistic that over 3,000 mothers died each year during childbirth.