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Mercy Street: A Six-part Civil War Drama and Heroines of Mercy Street: The Real Nurses of the Civil War

Mercy Street: A Six-part Civil War Drama and Heroines of Mercy Street: The Real Nurses of the... MEDIA REVIEWS Mercy Street: A Six-part Civil War Drama. 2016. PBS, Executive Producer: Ridley Scott; Directors: Rex Ann Dawson and Jeremy Welsh (360 minutes on 2 discs) Heroines of Mercy Street: The Real Nurses of the Civil War, by Pamela D. Toler. 2016. New York: Back Bay Books, Little, Brown and Company, 287 pages; $16.99 Based on the original diary and letters of Mary Phinney von Olnhausen, a widow who served at Mansion House Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1862, the television series Mercy Street captures the essence of the struggles volunteer nurses faced during the American Civil W The series is set in ar. Mansion House Hospital, a hotel confiscated by the Union for use as a hos - pital in the Union occupied town on the outskirts of Washington, DC (it is now a museum and open for tours). It is here that Phinney, a staunch New England abolitionist, is sent to work by Dorothea Dix, superintendent of nursing for the Union. And it is at Mansion House, renamed “Mercy Street Hospital” for the fictional series, that Phinney collides with military surgeons who do not  want meddling women volunteers interfering in their military system. She also encounters http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Mercy Street: A Six-part Civil War Drama and Heroines of Mercy Street: The Real Nurses of the Civil War

Nursing History Review , Volume 27 (1): 3 – Jan 1, 2019

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MEDIA REVIEWS Mercy Street: A Six-part Civil War Drama. 2016. PBS, Executive Producer: Ridley Scott; Directors: Rex Ann Dawson and Jeremy Welsh (360 minutes on 2 discs) Heroines of Mercy Street: The Real Nurses of the Civil War, by Pamela D. Toler. 2016. New York: Back Bay Books, Little, Brown and Company, 287 pages; $16.99 Based on the original diary and letters of Mary Phinney von Olnhausen, a widow who served at Mansion House Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1862, the television series Mercy Street captures the essence of the struggles volunteer nurses faced during the American Civil W The series is set in ar. Mansion House Hospital, a hotel confiscated by the Union for use as a hos - pital in the Union occupied town on the outskirts of Washington, DC (it is now a museum and open for tours). It is here that Phinney, a staunch New England abolitionist, is sent to work by Dorothea Dix, superintendent of nursing for the Union. And it is at Mansion House, renamed “Mercy Street Hospital” for the fictional series, that Phinney collides with military surgeons who do not  want meddling women volunteers interfering in their military system. She also encounters

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 2019

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