- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Edinborough Pr; 1 edition (May 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1889020001
- ISBN-13: 978-1889020006
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,808,005 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hospital Days: Reminiscence of a Civil War Nurse 1st Edition
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This edited reprint of an 1895 text offers 98 U.S. Army female nurses' reflections, remembrances, and reminiscences of their service in the Civil War. Ranging from one or two paragraphs to an 11-page essay, the pieces, originally collected by Holland, are mostly first-person accounts. They treat recruitment, motivation, family background, the circumstances and conditions of service, near-escapes from marauding rebels, and popular sentiment. Poignant pictures of war's hardships and horrors fill the pages and personalize the Civil War from the perspective of women veterans. That this collection stands virtually alone exposes the dearth of scholarly attention on the Union nurses, despite the fact that 5000 women served. Recommended for collections on the Civil War, women, and nursing.?Thomas Davis, Arizona State Univ., Tempe
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Hospital Days: Reminiscence of a Civil War Nurse provides an intimate portrait of the life of a Civil War nurse. Jane Woolsey tells the story of her service as the Superintendent of Nurses at the Union Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia. It gives insight into the medical practices of the period, the role of women, and the daily routine of a soldier's recovery. -- Book Description
A thoughtful commentary on the success and failures of wartime nursing. -- Agatha Young, The Women and the Crisis
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