|TABLE OF CONTENTS9|
|INTRODUCTION BY HENRY W. BELLOWS, D. D39|
|INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER. |
|Patriotism in some form, an attribute of woman in all nations and climes--Its modes of manifestation--The hospitals established by the Empress Helena--The Beguines and their successors--The cantiniéres, vivandiéres, etc.--Other modes in which women manifested their
patriotism--Florence Nightingale and her labors--The results--The awakening of patriotic
zeal among American women at the opening of the war--The organization of philanthropic
effort--Hospital nurses--Hired nurses--Their services generally prompted by patriotism
rather than pay--The hospital transport system of the Sanitary Commission--Mrs. Harris's,
Miss Barton's, Mrs. Fales', Miss Gilson's and other ladies' services at the front during the
battles of 1862--Services of other ladies at Chancellorsville, at Gettysburg--The Field Relief of the Sanitary Commission, and services of ladies in the later battles--Soldiers' homes
and lodges, and their matrons--Homes for Refugees--Instruction of the Freedmen--Refreshment Saloons at Philadelphia--Regular visiting of hospitals in the large cities--The
Soldiers' Aid Societies, and their mode of operation--Government clothing contracts--The
managers of the local Soldiers' Aid Societies--The sacrifices made by the poor to contribute
supplies--Examples--The labors of the young and the old--Inscriptions on articles--The
poor seamstress--Five hundred bushels of wheat--The five-dollar gold piece--The army of
martyrs--Effect of patriotism and self-sacrifice in elevating and ennobling the female character49-78|
|PART I. SUPERINTENDENT OF NURSES.|
MISS DOROTHEA L. DIX.
|Early history--Becomes interested in the condition of prison convicts--Visit to Europe--Returns
in 1837, and devotes herself to improving the condition of paupers, lunatics and prisoners--
Her efforts for the establishment of Insane Asylums--Second visit to Europe--Her first
work in the war the nursing of Massachusetts soldier in Baltimore--Appointment as superintendent of nurses--Her selections--Difficulties in her position--Her other duties--Mrs.
Livermore's account of her labors--The adjutant-general's order--Dr. Bellows' estimate of
her work--Her kindness to her nurses--Her publications--Her manners and address--
Labors for the insane poor since the war81-92|
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Book title: Woman's Work in the Civil War:A Record of Heroism, Patriotism and Patience.
Contributors: L. P. Brockett - Author, Mary C. Vaughan - Author.
Publisher: Zeigler, McCurdy.
Place of publication: Philadelphia.
Publication year: 1867.
Page number: 9.
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