Women Doctors and Nurses of the Civil War by Leslie Favor
(American Women at War)

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Women in the medical field provided comfort and sanity during the blood and horror on the battlefields. In this new book, students will learn about these extraordinary doctors and nurses such as Dorothea Dix, the Union armys Superintendent of Female Nurses; Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor of modern times; and Clara Barton, a nurse who later founded the American Red Cross. While lives were being lost on the front, these women helped save many.

About Leslie Favor

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Favor is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and received her Ph.D. from the University of North Texas. After teaching college courses on Children's Literature, she began to write books for young readers. Her titles include books on health and American history. She lives in Dallas, TX, with her husband, Steve.
Published January 1, 2009 by Rosen Classroom. 112 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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