Hospital Days: Reminiscence of a Civil War Nurse

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The story of Jane Stuart Woolsey's service as Superintendent of Nurses at the Fairfax Seminary Hospital during the Civil War offers insights into the role of women in our nation's greatest conflict and the beginnings of the nursing profession.

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"Read this book! It is a wonderful addition to Civil War literature."--Jan Romanovich, The Citizen's Companion

"...probably the best book about the Civil War by a woman writer. The author is intelligent, kind, perceptive, and restrained."--George Adams, Doctors in Blue

"...a thoughtful commentary on the successes and failures of wartime nursing." --Agatha Young, Women and the Crisis

"Happily, over a century later, this wonderfully composed memoir is widely accessible, attractively presented, and affordable."--Civil War Magazine

"This excellent memoir will appeal to both scholars and general readers alike. Writing in a crisp narrative style, Woolsey enlivened her comprehensive narrative by including anecdotes. She could also touch the emotions deeply, without resorting to sentimentality."--Linda G. Black, The Civil War News

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Jane Stuart Woolsey was a hospital manager in the late 19th century. She also worked as a teacher at the Lincoln Industrial School for Freedman in Richmond, Virginia, and the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute where she taught sewing and housework classes to newly-freed African Americans.

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