On the field of mercy women medical volunteers from the Civil War to the First World War by Mercedes Graf

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Published by Humanity Books in Amherst, NY .

Written in English

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  • World War I.,
  • Military History,
  • Women physicians,
  • Military Nursing,
  • American Civil War,
  • War,
  • History, 20th Century,
  • Relief of sick and wounded,
  • Nurses,
  • Women in medicine,
  • Nuns,
  • Women Physicians,
  • Military Medicine,
  • History, 19th Century,
  • History,
  • Spanish-American War, 1898

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementMercedes Graf
LC ClassificationsR692 .G72 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination335 p. :
Number of Pages335
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24812881M
ISBN 109781591023272
LC Control Number2005012713

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