Who was the superintendent of nurses during the civil war?
She started out as the advocate for the mentally ill in the
1820's because the asylums for the mentally ill were in horrible
shape and began a national movement for treating the mentally
The United States Sanitary Commission was an organization of
civilian volunteers lead by Dorothea Dix, mobolized larged numbers
of female nurses to serve in field hospitals. By the end of the war
Women were the dominate force in nursing.