The Heroines of Mercy Street Autographed by author
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The Heroines of Mercy Street Autographed by the author, Pamela O. Toler
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, the 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-- was abysmal.
Drawing on the diaries, letters, and books written by these nursing pioneers, Pamela D. Toler, Ph.D., has written a fascinating portrait of true heroines, shining a light on their personal contributions during one of our country's most turbulent periods.
paperbacks. 286 pages.
The book will be sent by the author and an inscription can be requested
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