Reminiscences of an army nurse during the civil war

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byAdelaide W. Smith

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...with those wonderful pioneer women doctors Mary and Elizabeth Blackwell, in New York City. Miss Blackmar married, and finally, owing to ill health, was obliged to live in Florida, where she still practises medicine as Doctor Mary Blackmar Bruson. In the winter of 1909 I found a little notice in the newspaper stating that Doctor Elizabeth Blackwell was still living near London at ninety years of age. About the same time I met a gentleman of my native city whose father (this name has escaped me) was the first reputable doctor to hold MARY BLACKMAR consultation with these remarkable women. This required courage, for at that time women doctors were considered bold intruders, " unsexed"--whatever that may mean--and why? Because they thought that it was time for women to know something about their own bodies and diseases. One morning Miss Blackmar, quite excited, her dark eyes dancing with pleasure, ran into my tent exclaiming, " O, Colonel" (meaning me) " such a beautiful girl is in camp, you must see her! I don't know how she got here; but I can't stop a moment, I must run back to my patients ". Soon after, a graceful blonde was sent to us from headquarters to be entertained. She stated that, though English, she was in Edinboro when the news reached her that her brother was wounded at City Point, and she lost no time in sailing on the first vessel to America, where, perhaps owing to her good looks and persistence she succeeded in reaching our hospital. Meanwhile the brother had returned to his regiment, the Thirty-seventh Wisconsin, before Petersburg. I found means, however, to communicate with him, and in a few hours he pulled rein at our tent, having ridden many miles without a halt. It soon developed that he was something more than a brother;...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...with those wonderful pioneer women doctors Mary and Elizabeth Blackwell, in New York City. Miss Blackmar married, and f...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217254500

ISBN - 13:9780217254502

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