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Who was the superintendent of nurses during the civil war?

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2009-10-20 00:54:37

Dorothea Dix.

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.

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