Heroines of Mercy Street

Heroines of Mercy Street

The Real Nurses of the Civil War

Book - 2016
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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.
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 new 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.
Tells the true stories of the nurses at Mansion House, the Alexandria, Virginia hotel turned wartime hospital, and the setting for the PBS show Mercy Street -- Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316392075
0316392073
Branch Call Number: 973.775 TOLER
Characteristics: viii, 287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Apr 05, 2017

This book is a behind the scenes look making of the television series Mercy Street. It gives background information about the historical accuracy of the Civil War hospitals and the state of medicine during that time period. The author presents information concerning the real people and hospitals that are depicted in the movie. Great read. Wonderful and interesting!

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