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Grace Under Pressure: The Nursing Sisters of the Holy Cross, 1861—1865

Grace Under Pressure: The Nursing Sisters of the Holy Cross, 1861—1865 Grace Under Pressure The Nursing Sisters of the Holy Cross, 1861 -1865 BARBRA MANN WALL Depatanent of Nursing Saint Mary's College Introduction The outstanding KWI PBS television series on the Civil War made no mention of the nursing care provided by reborn women on the battle- fields and in hospitals in spite of the fact that over one 6fkl-1 of d the women nurses were Catholic sisters.' Nursing's wartime history includes many references to sdar heroines such as Florence N@ungale, Clara Barton, or Dorotha Dix. But for every famous nursing figure, thousands more worked every day in the hospitals and on the battlefields and are rarely mentioned. Some of these lesser-known women, the rank and file of nurs- ing history, were the Sisters of the Holy Cross from Notre Dame, Indiana. Their activity during the Civil War and their encounters while engaged in nursing at that critical jmre in our nation's history helped change he conventional view of nursing, the general publids image of the sim, and perhaps society's view of the Catholic Church. The Sisters of the Holy Cross ernbodied the spirirual dues of their rehgous order and were part of the developing role of women in that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Grace Under Pressure: The Nursing Sisters of the Holy Cross, 1861—1865

Nursing History Review , Volume 1 (1): 17 – Jan 1, 1993

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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.1.1.71
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Grace Under Pressure The Nursing Sisters of the Holy Cross, 1861 -1865 BARBRA MANN WALL Depatanent of Nursing Saint Mary's College Introduction The outstanding KWI PBS television series on the Civil War made no mention of the nursing care provided by reborn women on the battle- fields and in hospitals in spite of the fact that over one 6fkl-1 of d the women nurses were Catholic sisters.' Nursing's wartime history includes many references to sdar heroines such as Florence N@ungale, Clara Barton, or Dorotha Dix. But for every famous nursing figure, thousands more worked every day in the hospitals and on the battlefields and are rarely mentioned. Some of these lesser-known women, the rank and file of nurs- ing history, were the Sisters of the Holy Cross from Notre Dame, Indiana. Their activity during the Civil War and their encounters while engaged in nursing at that critical jmre in our nation's history helped change he conventional view of nursing, the general publids image of the sim, and perhaps society's view of the Catholic Church. The Sisters of the Holy Cross ernbodied the spirirual dues of their rehgous order and were part of the developing role of women in that

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1993

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