The Resource Civil War Hospital Sketches, (ebook)

Civil War Hospital Sketches, (ebook)

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Civil War Hospital Sketches
Title
Civil War Hospital Sketches
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eng
Summary
Before her wider fame as the author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott achieved recognition for her accounts of her work as a volunteer nurse in an army hospital. Written during the winter of 1862-63, her lively dispatches appeared in the newspaper Commonwealth, where they were eagerly read by soldiers' friends and families. Then, as now, these chronicles revealed the desperate realities of battlefield medicine as well as the tentative first steps of women in military service. Writing under a pseudonym, Alcott recounted the vicissitudes of her two-day journey from her home in Concord, Massachusetts, to Washington, D.C. A fiery baptism in the practice of nursing awaited her at Washington Hospital, were she arrived immediately after the slaughter of the Army of the Potomac at the battle of Fredericksburg. Alcott's rapidly paced prose graphically depicts the facts of hospital life, deftly balancing pathos with gentle humor. A vivid and truthful portrait of an often overlooked aspect of the Civil War, this book remains among the most illuminating reports of the era's medical practices as well as a moving testimonial to the war's human cost
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Midwest
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1832-1888
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Alcott, Louisa May
Dewey number
818
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Alcott, Louisa May
  • Military nursing
  • Nurses
  • Military hospitals
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
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adult
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Civil War Hospital Sketches, (ebook)
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multicolored
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780486138176
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11603262
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remote
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11603262
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MWT11603262
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Civil War Hospital Sketches, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486138176
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11603262
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11603262
System control number
MWT11603262
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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