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HANDWRITTEN TEXT RECOGNITION TRANSFORMS ACCESS TO THE PAPERS OF FLORENCE

(Marlborough, UK – November 2017) Medical Services and Warfare, 1850-1927, the latest primary source collection from Adam Matthew Digital, has transformed access to the personal and professional writings of Florence Nightingale with exclusive Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR). The HTR technology allows these handwritten papers to be fully searchable for the first time. Dr Patrick Spero, Director, American Philosophical Society Library, explains the impact of HTR: “[HTR] is going to transform

Pish-posh, or the most important book of our century

Perhaps no book of the mid-twentieth century would prove as divisive as Betty Friedan’s seminal 1963 tome, The Feminine Mystique. Invited to conduct a survey on the satisfaction of fellow female graduates at a college reunion, Friedan began an intent investigation into ‘the problem that has no name’, that is, a growing malaise amongst women who were seemingly living the American Dream. Credited with sparking the “second wave” of American feminism, the book proved a publishing phenomenon and became a

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