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The Resource Heroines of Mercy Street : the real nurses of the Civil War, Pamela D. toler, PhD. ; foreword by Ridley Scott

Heroines of Mercy Street : the real nurses of the Civil War, Pamela D. toler, PhD. ; foreword by Ridley Scott

Label
Heroines of Mercy Street : the real nurses of the Civil War
Title
Heroines of Mercy Street
Title remainder
the real nurses of the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Pamela D. toler, PhD. ; foreword by Ridley Scott
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 the way. They saw casualties on a scale Americans had never seen before; diseases like typhoid and dysentery were rampant; and working conditions-both physically and emotionally--were abysmal. Drawing on the diaries, letters, and books written by these nursing pioneers, Pamela D. Toler, PhD, has written a fascinating portrait of true heroines, shining a light on their personal contributions during one of our country's most turbulent periods."--Amazon website
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Toler, Pamela D
Dewey number
973.775
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E621
LC item number
.T65 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Scott, Ridley
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dix, Dorothea Lynde
  • Olnhausen, Mary Phinney von
  • Reading, Anne
  • Nurses
  • United States
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Label
Heroines of Mercy Street : the real nurses of the Civil War, Pamela D. toler, PhD. ; foreword by Ridley Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dorothea Dix goes to war -- The army is unprepared -- Volunteers -- Nurses on the hospital transport ships -- Arriving at Mansion House Hospital -- Learning by experience -- Becoming indispensable -- Leaving Mansion House Hospital -- Reporting back to duty -- After the war -- Afterword : a different viewpoint
Control code
ocn949143435
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316392068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316392068
  • (OCoLC)949143435
Label
Heroines of Mercy Street : the real nurses of the Civil War, Pamela D. toler, PhD. ; foreword by Ridley Scott
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dorothea Dix goes to war -- The army is unprepared -- Volunteers -- Nurses on the hospital transport ships -- Arriving at Mansion House Hospital -- Learning by experience -- Becoming indispensable -- Leaving Mansion House Hospital -- Reporting back to duty -- After the war -- Afterword : a different viewpoint
Control code
ocn949143435
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316392068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316392068
  • (OCoLC)949143435

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