Heroines of Mercy Street: the real nurses of the Civil War

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A look at the lives of the real nurses depicted in the PBS show Mercy Street. Heroines of Mercy Street tells the true stories of the nurses at Mansion House, the Alexandria, Virginia, mansion turned war-time hospital and setting for the PBS drama Mercy Street. Among the Union soldiers, doctors, wounded men from both sides, freed slaves, politicians, speculators, and spies who passed through the hospital in the crossroads of the Civil War, were nurses who gave their time freely and willingly to save lives and aid the wounded. These women saw casualties on a scale Americans had never seen before, and medicine was at a turning point. Heroines of Mercy Street follows the lives of women like Dorothea Dix, Mary Phinney, Anne Reading, and more before, during, and after their epic struggle in Alexandria and reveals their personal contributions to this astounding period in the advancement of medicine.
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Heroines of Mercy Street follows the lives of women like Dorothea Dix, Mary Phinney, Anne Reading, and more before, during, and after their epic struggle in Alexandria and reveals their personal contributions to this astounding period in the advancement of medicine.
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subject_facetAlexandria (Va.) -- History -- 19th century
Military hospitals -- Virginia -- Alexandria -- History -- 19th century
Military nursing -- Virginia -- Alexandria -- History -- 19th century
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Hospitals
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Hospitals
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care
title_displayHeroines of Mercy Street : the real nurses of the Civil War
title_fullHeroines of Mercy Street : the real nurses of the Civil War / Pamela D. Toler, PhD
Heroines of Mercy Street The Real Nurses of the Civil War
title_shortHeroines of Mercy Street
title_subthe real nurses of the Civil War
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
History
Hospitals
Medical care
Military hospitals
Military nursing
Nonfiction
Women
Women's Studies