Heroines of mercy street / Pamela D Toler, PhD.
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- ISBN: 9780316392044 (electronic bk)
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- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2016.
The true stories of the real nurses on the PBS show Mercy Street The nurses of the Civil War ushered in a new era for medicine in the midst of tremendous hardship. While the country was at war, these women not only learned to advocate and care for patients in hostile settings, saved countless lives, and changed the profession forever, they regularly fell ill with no one to nurse them in return, seethed in anger at the indifference and inefficiency that left wounded men on the battlefield without care, and all too often mourned for those they could not rescue. Heroines of Mercy Street tells the true stories of the nurses at Mansion House, the Alexandria, Virginia, hotel turned wartime hospital and setting for the PBS show Mercy Street. Women like Dorothea Dix, Mary Phinney, Anne Reading, and more rushed to be of service to their country during the war, meeting challenges that would discourage less determined souls every step of...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1553 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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