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Life and LimbPerspectives on the American Civil War$
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David Seed, Stephen C. Kenny, and Chris Williams

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781781382509

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781781382509.001.0001

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Accounts of Nursing

Accounts of Nursing

(p.17) Accounts of Nursing (p.18)
Life and Limb
David Seed, Stephen C. Kenny, Chris Williams
Liverpool University Press

Passages here describe the chaos facing front-line casualties as well as the working of the hospitals. The excerpts dramatize the role of women in nursing through excerpts from Louisa May Alcott and others. Walt Whitman figures in this section through his accounts of the war’s ‘interior history’ and his role here is examined by Robert Leigh Davis. The working of the Sanitary Commission is glimpsed as are the racial and gender complications in nursing.

Keywords:   Nurse, Race, Hospital ship, Medical supplies, Disease

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