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Mary Seacole the charismatic black nurse who became a heroine of the Crimea by Jane Robinson

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Published by Constable in London .
Written in English


  • Seacole, Mary, -- 1805-1881.,
  • Nurses -- Jamaica -- Biography.,
  • Women, Black -- Jamaica -- Biography.,
  • Crimean War, 1853-1856 -- Women.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-223) and index.

StatementJane Robinson.
LC ClassificationsDK215.95 .R63 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 233 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages233
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22617350M
ISBN 101841196770

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Mary Seacole was born a free black woman in Jamaica of the early 19th century. In her long and varied life, she was to travel in Central America, Russia and Europe, find work as a inn-keeper and as a doctress during the Crimean War, and become a famed heroine, the author of her own biography, in Britain/5.   Only known photograph of Mary Seacole (), taken c by Maull & Company in London by an unknown photographer. Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons After making numerous trips abroad, she married an Englishman named Edwin Seacole in , when she would have been about 31 years : Nadra Kareem Nittle. Mary Seacole (), the daughter of a white Scottish officer in the British army and a Jamaican woman, has often been described as the black Florence Nightingale, another nurse who came to public attention after reports of her selflessness in helping wounded soldiers during the Crimean War () started to circulate.   The lady with the lamp's rival, Mary Seacole, is beginning to receive proper recognition. If only Jane Robinson had delved a little deeper, says Kathryn Hughes.

Brave Nurses: Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell: Band 10/White (Collins Big Cat) by Charlotte Guillain and Collins Big Cat | 16 Jan out of 5 stars 5. Mary Seacole: The Making of the Myth (Toronto: Iguana Books, ) debunks claims made by supporters of the Jamaican businesswoman and ‘doctress,’ Mary Seacole (), that she was the ‘real heroine of the Crimean War’ and ‘original lady with the lamp,’ a ‘pioneer nurse’ and even a ‘pioneer of health care,’ as the U.K. Department of Health has named her. Mary Seacole Biography Mary Seacole ( – ) was a Jamaican nurse who became well known in the Victorian period for her nursing efforts during the Crimean War. Though she was much respected by officers whom she treated during the war, after her death, her fame diminished, though in recent years she has become better known. Sourced quotations by the Jamaican Nurse Mary Seacole ( — ). Enjoy the best Mary Seacole quotes and picture quotes!