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Mary Seacole

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
an inspiration for all Afro-Caribbean women and nurses in particular
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Haus Publishing
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Sue Robinson
Jan 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Inspirational little book that I picked up from the library. The name Mary Seacole rang bells but I couldn't have told you why. Now I could, she was the Jamaican nurse who managed to get to the front in the Crimean War and nurse the wounded soldiers on the spot, unlike Florence Nightingale who won all the glory and acclaim and dismissed the efforts of Mary Seacole to the authorities at the time. That part quite shocked me. We revere Florence Nightingale and she appears on our banknotes, yet this ...more
Sally
Jan 28, 2016 rated it liked it
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"A self-possessed humanitarian", 29 January 2016

This review is from: Mary Seacole (Life & Times) (Paperback)
A short (126p plus bibliography) but informative look at the life of the Jamaican nurse, Mary Seacole. With photographs throughout, and a multitude of quotes taken from her autobiography, we follow the mixed-race 'doctress' as she nurses the British troops stationed on her island, as well as her travels to Panama and elsewhere.
But of course her main claim to fame was her determined jo
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Sarah
Mar 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
A must read for anyone who has the slightest interest in the Crimean War, Black history or nursing. Mary Seacole is a lady of huge character and determination who was able to give soldiers excellent nursing much closer to the front line than her peer, Florence Nightingale. Even through adversity she was able to gain the soldiers respect and admiration, even after the war and she was left in poverty. Highly recommend.
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